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MOODJA or WESTERN AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMAS TREE

Nuytsia floribunda

The Christmas tree has a secret to its survival.  It is a parasite, attaching its roots to those of other plants and stealing their nutrients. It is not fussy; even grasses can provide sufficient nutrition to support a seedling Christmas tree. It is a member of the Mistletoe family and flowers in the Nyungar seasons of Birak and Bunuru. The stunning orange flowers attract a wide range of insects.  When the Moodja is in full flower, Nyungar people know that the hot weather is coming and it is time to be near the coast.

More about Nyungar seasons HERE

 

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