Murnong / Native Yam Microseris lanceolata
CULINARY USE: Murnong or Native Yam, has an edible tap root that can be harvested any time of the year, except winter when it can be a little bitter. This hardy daisy has coconut flavoured roots that was an important Aboriginal food. Wash and scrub clean (do not peel) and scrape off any impurities. Best baked.
DESCRIPTION: A tufting vegetable with yellow dandelion like flowers.
GROWING CONDITIONS: Grows in a variety of free draining soils. Water until established. It is extremely drought tolerant.
FOR BEST RESULTS: If growing your native yam in a container use a native fertilizer. Do not over water.
PLANTING IDEAS: Ideal for rockeries, containers and amongst native grasses. Harvest the seed for next years crop.