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Darwinia fascicularis (Clustered Darwinia) is both an edible bush food and a member of the critically endangered ecological community Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub. It's flowers are rich in nectar and attract birds such as Lewin's Honeyeater and Eastern Thornbills. The flowers can also be used to make cordials from. However, the most useful part of Clustred Darwinia is its leaves which are sweet tasting and have been compared to bubblegum in flavour. As an ingredient, cakes, muffins and all manner of deserts and sweets could be made from its leaves. Clustered Darwinia is a heath plant so it prefers full sun. It grows to 1.5 metres in height. Clustered Darwinia grows in sandy soils between Gosford and Wollongong so it needs good drainage and will need watering during the establishment period. 

Darwinia fascicularis (Clustered Darwinia)

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