When look at bush foods, Sagg is one of the more important. It is a tussock forming grass that grows widely in eastern Australia including Tasmania. It was traditionally the flowers and seeds that were used as food. However the foliage also had its uses.
Today it is used as a garden plant, with many cultivars, however the traditional uses are still relevant, ask an experienced local, or a bushwalker, and they will be able to tell you all about it.
Sagg or ‘ Lomandra longifolia’, is a plant traditionally used as a ‘bush food from Tasmania. It is the base of the white inner leaf of Sagg that is said to be edible, this is usually roasted. The seed along with the flowers are also used.
Sagg plants are available for sale online from the following suppliers
FOUR SEASONS HERBS – or email: email@example.com
Huge range of rare & unusual herbs, edible perennial plants, wasabi, saffron corms & organic garlic. Specialised Mail order nursery.