Indigenous Plants of Brimbank
- Cumbungi Typha domingenis OR Common Reed Phragmites australis
- Kangaroo Grass Themeda triandra
- Wattles – any – these are coming out in flower now and soon (use the LaTrobe List)
|Indigenous Name(s)||Common Name||Language, Region or Clan||Uses|
||Silver Wattle||Djadja wurrung||Wood used to make stone axe
handles. Gum dissolved in water to make a mild sweet drink and also mixed with ash for use as resin.
|Wuulot and/or Wuuloitch
||Kangaroo Grass||Gunditjmara and Djab wurrung||String from leaves and stem to make bags and fishing nets. Seeds ground into flour.|
|Djarg, Jaark, Kaerk, Taark, Taerk, Tark, Tark-korn, Kowat and/or Charr-ak
||Common Reed||Wemba Wemba
|Crisp, non-starchy root eaten.
Sections of reed strung into necklaces and used as nose ornaments. Straight stems are also used as spear shafts. Leaves were twisted into rope for
making baskets. In Gippsland, sharp edges of cane were used as knives for skinning animals.