Kurrajong trees (Brachychiton spp) are in fruit in the parklands and suburbs. They are native to Australia, but not my part of it.
The seeds are edible when roasted, but the fact that they come nestled into their little boat-shaped pods in a bed of irritating hairs puts a lot of people off (I’m one of those people)!
We went for a run by Victoria Park Racecourse a few weeks back, and there were many. Some with glorious lichen-covered trunks.
And evidence that it is not on the verge of becoming a world-renowned dye plant. In this image you can see my test piece, with half the leaves removed from it. The smudges of colour you see have transferred through from other samples in the same bundle. Nothing from the kurrajong leaves my beady eye could detect.
2 responses to “Kurrajong”
😀 But there’s only one way to find out, right? Ah, curiosity.
I think curiosity is a virtue…. even if it does lead down the odd blind alley!