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The Poolgara, Poolgarla,[1] Bulgalla,[1] Mungite,[1] or Mungitch[2] has the scientific name Banksia grandis wer the English name Bull Banksia.[1]

The tree typically grows to a height of 1.5 to 10 metres producing large yellow flower cones between September wer January. It has distinctive leaves with triangular shaped lobes that look like teeth.[3]

The Candle Banksia cones in particular were used to carry karla (fire) from camp to camp.[2]

The flowers are a source of nectar, which can be used to make a sweet drink.[3]


Ngiyan waarnk (References)[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Plants and People in Mooro Country - Nyungar Plant Use in Yellagonga Regional Park. City of Joondalup. Retrieved 19 September 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 Traditional Noongar Knowledge of Endangered Flora. Perth Region NRM. Retrieved 22 September 2016
  3. 3.0 3.1 Plants of the Denmark walk trails:Traditional Noongar Names and Uses. Green Skills Inc. Retrieved 27 May 2017
  4. Nannup, F. (n.d) Winjan Tour