Murnongs reintroduced into Bundoora Grassland

Published on 10 July 2024

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Darebin staff are working to reintroduce murnongs (yam daisies) into the local landscape.

Murnongs are a species culturally significant to Indigenous Australians and were once a staple food. 

Agricultural practices introduced by European settlers, such as land clearing and livestock grazing, drastically reduced murnong populations. 

Council staff recently identified a suitable location in Bundoora grassland, then prepared the site with an ecological burn and weed control and planted murnongs seeds directly into the soil.

Predator-proof guards were installed to protect the seeds, which have successfully started to germinate after three weeks.