Aboriginal Heritage - Melville
Aboriginal name(s): Moondangurnang
Scientific name: Pteridium esculentum Family Dennstaedtiaceae
- The fresh unfolding tips and the horizontal rhizomes between ferns can be consumed after preparation.
- They are usually soaked in water and then dried for a few days.
- The hairs on the tips should be picked or burnt off as they can be an irritant.
- This plant is toxic when consumed raw and in large quantities and has been linked to stomach cancer.
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