Gymea Lilly and Crimson Rosella Office Collection

1 x Mug

1 x Mouse Pad (25cm x 19cm)

1 x Card (15 x 15 cm card with envelope)

Story inside, matching  mug & Mouse Pad.

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Gymea Lilly and Crimson Rosella Story

Found in bushland on Worimi Country the gymea lilly is a flowering plant of the coastal areas. the name was givien to the plant by the indigenous Eora people. It has sword-like leaves more than 1 metre long and it grows a flower spike up to 6 metres high. The Worimi men would use the stem of the Gymea lily as a fishing spear. The tip of the spike grows a large cluster of bright red flowers each 10cm centimetres across. 

Flowering begins in spring and by late summer, the flowers split open and release the seeds. Aboriginal people roasted the young stems of gymea lily for eating. They also roasted the roots to make a kind of cake. Fibres from the leaves were used for making brushes and matting.

The Crimson Rosella is one of many birds that enjoy the nectar of the Gymea Lilly, who claim nesting sites deep in the tree trunks, and stumps in the surrounding bushland. The nesting site is selected by the female, only one pair will nest in a particular tree. A pair will guard their nest by perching near it and chattering at other rosellas that approach. The breeding season of the Crimson Rosella lasts from September through to February, laying 3 to 8 eggs incubating the eggs for up to 28 days until they hatch and reaching maturity within 16 months.



Gymea Lilly and Crimson Rosella Office Collection