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    Localised ( hybrid ) neighborhood tucker scout

    Took a walk about a 300 m radius of a neighborhood I'm in temporarily to see what was available.

    The hybrid part is , plants and trees growing outside of fences boundaries or hanging over fences, that are available , some native bush tucker some introduced gone wild , and some easy pickings in rural areas , or to admire.

    All in all to see what is available and become aware and learning.
    IMG-20180106-WA0003.jpg(Davidson plums) not yet ripe.

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    (Grevillia)
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    Chilli's growing wild (birds eye chilli the locals call them)IMG_20180106_143409.jpg
    (Lilli Pillies)
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    (Passionfruits) not yet ripe.
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    (Water lillies)
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    (Native red back ginger)

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    (More Lillie Pillies ? I think )IMG_20180106_142148.jpg
    (Lychees) growing over rural fence.

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    (Lemon tree growing on side of road)

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    (Bush bananas ) the type that are small and have gone wild and the fruit now contains seeds in them.

    Would love to see what others have in their areas , if anyone would like to share too feel free.

    This is nth qld , west of cairns.
    Last edited by Kindling; 06-01-18 at 05:31 PM.

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    In the South Burnett we have wild peach growing by the roadsides, some fruit fly larvae though
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    Purslane/pigweed both for its seed and leaves.
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    Newzealand spinach.
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    Nice hairyman thanks ! A few more there for me to look into , was reading about the pigweed again yesterday , will look into its range .
    The nz spinach looks the goods.

    Another one i been looking out for , which is pretty super health benefit wise , is the watercress , although I'm yet to locate it this far north .
    The kiwis love it in their boil ups and tell me its nice with roasted wild pork .

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    Kindling, you may find these couple of threads by Wameron interesting.
    http://bushcraftoz.com/forums/showth...hlight=Wameron
    http://bushcraftoz.com/forums/showth...hlight=Wameron
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    Yes! Great stuff thankyou

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    Here's a few from another area today.
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    Athertonia diversifolia ( Atherton oak).
    Edible nuts.

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    (Millaa millaa vine. )

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    Bush passionfruits (passiflora foetida).

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    Now "I think" this one is( native gooseberry), not cape gooseberry , however not 100% on this one.

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    Small beautiful sweet (mangoes), growing wild on a creek . This little tree seems to have had a good year with some rain in the creek, so lots of fruit , hence why they like the creeks.

    Located nth qld . west of cairns.
    Last edited by Kindling; 09-01-18 at 11:18 PM.

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    Good stuff mate. As I said earlier, I like your plan of learning only one plant food a week. While I read most bush tucker threads, all of the areas are so diverse that information from Queensland has little relevance here in South Coast, Western Australia.
    Maybe a bit of plant id, is the way to go.
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