Geraldton Wax

Geraldton Wax
Geraldton Wax | Chamelaucium uncinatum

It’s not just beauty that this bloom has in its favour, its tubular leaves also offer a herbaceous citrussey tang when added to dishes and is becoming popular amongst chefs in the Native ingredient food scene, Kylie Kwong for instance recommends it as a lime like addition to stirfrys.

Endemic to:

Primarily to Yamatji Country on Western Australia’s mid-west coast, from Geraldton to Perth.

It blooms:

June – November, Wandangga and Bingarra (Yamatji)

References:

Turner, R (2017) Noongar food takes off as chefs embrace Geraldton wax, bottlebrush and honey ants, ABC News, accessed 2020, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-25/noongar-food-takes-off-at-top-restaurants/8979170
Unknown, Chamelaucium uncinatum, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, accessed 2020, https://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/about-us/information/our-plants/plants-in-focus/2428-chamelaucium-uncinatum