|Written by Diane Horgan|
|Wednesday, 29 July 2009 15:43|
An interesting shrub or small tree commonly called the Snottygobble can be found in our local bush. It stands out amongst the softer grey-green Jarrahs and Gums because of its bright green foliage. The correct name for this small tree is the Persoonia. In the Eastern States this tree is referred to as the Geebung. Geebung is an Aboriginal word for the fruit which they use for food and medicine.
We have two types of this tree growing in our area, Persoonia Longifolia and Persoonia Elliptica. Longifolia has light green long thin weepy leaves, yellow flowers and flaky, papery bark and Ellipticia (also known as the Spreading Snottygobble) has light green oval leaves and yellow flowers.
Persoonia Elliptica trees can be found on the corner of Kurrajong Street and Orchid Street, Roleystone. A Longifolia can be found on the verge of the Hellenic Road Reserve
There are two theories on why they are called "Snottygobbles"
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2009 16:21|