Silk Mimosa East Indian Walnut Siris Tree Albizia Lebbeck Seeds

Silk Mimosa East Indian Walnut Siris Tree Albizia Lebbeck Seeds

Silk Mimosa East Indian Walnut Siris Tree Albizia Lebbeck Seeds

Packet of 10+ locally collected seeds!

Known as siris, lebbeck, lebbek tree, frywood, koko, woman’s tongue, dirisena chettu, vegiai, bage mara, vaga, siri, shari, sarsado, sirosh, kapitana, mrudupushpa, shukapirya, shukapushpa, bhandi, bhandira, ukall ra ngebard, rain tree, sultan ul ashjar, pit shirish shirisha, depending on where you are in the world.

This fella is an Australian native it has a wide range and has been introduced to a large part of the world as a shade and street tree, but also as a commercial timber crop, and a traditional medicine. The most widespread Albiza species worldwide apparently.

The leaves and shoots are said to be edible, sometimes know as Zuek in some parts of South East Asia.
Weren’t that flash when I tried them, wouldn’t be eating them on a regular occasion, but if I had to narrow it down its kinda like a stronger stringier Moringa in flavour I guess?

No doubt nutritious, but I haven’t been able to find studies on vitamin and mineral content, but it is a popular cattle fodder both here and overseas.
Used extensively as a medicinal plant overseas for pretty much everything, especially snake bite. Astringent tonics and tinctures are made and applied to boils, eczema, urticaria, fungal conditions like tinea and ring worm, insect bites and stings.
It is a treatment of cough, flu, gingivitis and tooth pain, bronchitis and lung conditions, erysipelas, paralysis, piles, syphilis, leucoderma, excessive perspiration, intestinal paracites and worms, and as a general immune boosting tonic for tumors due to its alleged, antimicrobial, analgesic, antiinflammatory, immunomodulatory, antiarthritic, antiasthmatic, antioxidant, antidiarrhoeal, anticonvulsant, antifungal, mast cell stabilization, antianaphylactic, steroidogenic, nootropic, antifertility, antihistaminic, hypo-cholesterolemic, cardiotonic and antitumor activity.

Attractive soft seed pods that compost down to a great mulch and flowers that smell amazing, just covering the trees. The parrots, possums and lorakeets love them.

Wild harvested sustainably by me and the Mrs, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!

Mimosa Pudica Sensitive Weed Touch Me Not Seeds

Mimosa Pudica Sensitive Weed Touch Me Not Seeds

Packet of 50+ organically grown seeds from this very interesting little medicinal and ornamental herb.

That is more than twice as big as it was previously and I have also removed the pods making germination a little faster.
This is the smallest and easiest to grow Mimosa of all.

It has little purple pink puffball flowers and leaves that move when you touch them.
Yes, you read that correctly.
The leaves actually move when you touch them!!!

Super easy to grow, and prolific seeder, so I recommend growing them in a tub or pot so they don’t get away from you.
Considered a weed by some folks, despite their coolness…

Here is a huge chunk of data that I found online, and in no way encourage, or endorse, but do find interesting>>>

“The mimosine has potent antiproliferative and apoptotic effects.

Mimosa pudica been shown to alleviate pain, and is also used as an antispasmodic, muscle relaxant, and anti-inflammatory. A 1:1 ethanol-water extract is very effective for pain management and is currently patent pending for pain relief.

Mimosa produces an antidepressant-like profile similar to two tricyclic antidepressants Clomipramine (brand-name Anafranil®), Desipramine (brand names: Norpramin® and Pertofrane®).

Ayurveda says that its root is bitter, acrid, cooling, vulnerary, alexipharmic, and used in the treatment of leprosy, dysentery, vaginal and uterine complaints, inflammations, burning sensation, asthma, leucoderma, and fatigue and blood diseases.
Under the Unani Healthcare System its root is resolvent, alternative, and useful in the treatment of diseases arising from blood impurities and bile, bilious fevers, piles, jaundice, and leprosy etc. Decoction of root is used with water to gargle to reduce toothache.
It is very useful in diarrhea (athisaara), amoebic dysentery (raktaatisaara), bleeding piles and urinary infections.

It arrests bleeding and fastens the wound healing process. It is also used in herbal preparations for gynecological disorders.
It has been said to have medicinal properties to cure skin diseases.
It is also used in conditions like bronchitis, general weakness, impotence and to treat snake bite.
It is also used to treat many neurological problems.

Mimosa pudica has a capacity of arresting bleeding and it fastens the process of healing of most wounds.
It is recommended in diarrhea, amoebic dysentery and bleeding piles. It is also used in herbal preparations of gynecological disorders.
Its extract can cure skin diseases.
Some doctors recommend it for bronchitis, general weakness and impotence.
All five parts of the plant, leaves, flowers, stems, roots, and fruits are used as medicines in the traditional healthcare systems.

In India, different parts of the plant have been in popular use for treating various ailments since long ago.
Mimosa Pudica root is used to treat bilious fevers, piles, jaundice, leprosy, dysentery, vaginal and uterine complaints, inflammations, burning sensation, fatigue, asthma, leucoderma, and blood diseases.

Mimosa root is also commonly used for treating insomnia, irritability, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menorrhagia, hemorrhoids, skin wounds, diarrhea, whooping cough and fevers in children, and there is some evidence to suggest that Mimosa is effective in relieving the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

All parts of the plant showed very good wound healing activity.
The methanolic extract exhibited good wound healing activity probably due to presence of phenols constituents.
The antimicrobial activity of methanolic extract of Mimosa was tested against Aspergillus fumigatus, Citrobacter divergens and Klebsiella pneumonia at different concentrations of 50, 100 and 200μg/disc. The antimicrobial activity was attributed to the presence of bioactive constituents like terpenoids, flavonoids, glycosides, alkaloids, quinines, phenols, tannins, saponins and coumarin.

In animal studies Mimosa Pudica produced dose dependent, and significant inhibition of carrageenan induced paw oedema.

The analgesic activity was found to be more significant on the acetic acid induced writhing model than the tail flick model.
The presence of flavonoids in the ethanolic extract may be contributory to its analgesic action.
Decoction of Mimosa pudica leaves were given intraperitoneally at dose of 1000-4000 mg/kg which protected mice against pentylentetrazol and strychnine- induced seizures. Mimosa pudica leaf demonstrated significant antiplasmodial activity in all three models of the antimalarial evaluations.
Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of some vital antiplasmodial constituents such as terpenoids, flavonoids and alkaloids.

The leaf of Mimosa Pudica possesses strong antimalarial activity.
The ethanolic extract of the leaves of M. pudica was given by oral route at a dose of 100 mg/kg b.w.
Ethanolic extract of M. pudica, dose dependently reduce, the total acidity, ulcer index, and an increase in pH of gastric juice in pylorus ligated ulcer model.
Aqueous extract of dried roots of M. pudica was tested for inhibitory activity on lethality, phospholipase activity, edema forming activity, fibrinolytic activity and hemorrhagic activity of Naja naja and Bangarus caerulus venoms.
The aqueous extract displayed a significant inhibitory effect on the lethality, phospholipase activity, edema forming activity, fibrinolytic activity and hemorrhagic activity.
About 0.14 mg and 0.16 mg of M. pudica extracts were able to completely neutralize the lethal activity of 2LD50 of Naja naja (Forest Cobra) and Bangarus caerulus (Common Krait Snake) venoms respectively.”

Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no dramas!!!

NOT FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA, the NORTHERN TERRITORY or TASMANIA due to added expense and drama involved.

If you decide to buy anyway, despite me politely asking you not to, I will NOT be sending this item and you will receive a substitution of my choosing. 🙂

 

Desmanthus Illinoensis Bundleflower Prairie Mimosa

Desmanthus Illinoensis Bundleflower Prairie Mimosa

Desmanthus Illinoensis Bundleflower Prairie Mimosa

200+ seeds of this little beauty.

Creamy white puff ball flowers, awesome lacy foliage, and a curled seed pod that looks quite trippy I reckon.

I have been getting an awesome strike rate off these seeds and I have far more than I could ever use, so am happily selling off the rest to you guys. In its natural range its growth is limited to the short warm season, but over here in OZ these guys PUMP.

Super fast growth with the stems and tap roots on them thickening up in no time. Drought tolerant, nitrogen fixing, mulch and cover crop with many uses. Awesome ornamental windbreaks.

Wikipedia says>>>

“Desmanthus illinoensis (commonly known as Illinois bundleflower or prairie-mimosa) is a common plant in many areas of the south central and Midwestern US. It can often be found growing on the sides of roads, needing full sun and ample moisture during its short growing season.
Root bark of D. illinoensis has been found to contain N,N-DMT, NMT, N-hydroxy-N-methyltryptamine, 2-hydroxy-N-methyltryptamine, and gramine (toxic).
The root bark is mixed with a native source of beta-Carbolines to produce a hallucinogenic drink called prairiehuasca, which is an analog of the shamanic brew ayahuasca. USDA Zones 5-8 are recommended for outside cultivation.
The Land Institute in Salina Kansas has done extensive research into the food uses of the seeds of this plant.”

While me and the Mrs in no way suggest you do any of the above it is interesting nonetheless.

Great little nitrogen fixing legume, and it grows so quickly it’s perfect for use as a mulch crop which is what we grow it for.

That’s about it folks. Big packs, nice and cheap, won’t last long..

NOT FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA or TASMANIA due to added expense and drama involved.

If you decide to try and buy anyway, this item will not be sent. 🙂

 

Native Sensitive Weed Neptunia Gracilis Seeds

Native Sensitive Weed Neptunia Gracilis Seeds

Packet of 25+ seeds of this unusual, beautiful, native plant!

This is unusual little native ground cover has bright yellow pom pom flowers and frilly Mimosa like leaves.

Amazingly, as the name suggests it is very sensitive, and it actually MOVES when you touch it!
Even clapping your hands or the vibrations caused by walking up to it when it is growing in the ground is enough to make it fold down its leaves, shrink up, and hide.(Makes taking good pictures a bloody nightmare..)
It does this to prevent the critters eating it, and it is pretty damn cool I reckon!

First of all I better say, it is NOT the massive imported aquatic weeds Neptunia oleracea or Neptunia plena.
It is also NOT Mimosa pudica, the much more common imported pink flowered “sensitive weed”.
That fella is famous because of wide range of medicinal uses, and because of the fact it moves.
I grow it as well and you can Buy Mimosa Pudica Seeds here.

While I do love that plant too, there are three main reasons why this fella is a better choice as an ornamental.

1. It’s flowers are yellow and a little bigger, where as Mimosa pudica are pink.
Not a big deal, but yeah, some folks prefer yellow.

2. It doesn’t have any thorns, spikes or prickles!
Unlike the more common Sensitive weed~Mimosa pudica this fella is smooth and leafy all over.
Mimosa pudica is a little bit like a thorny rose if you look closely, and while not a big deal to me as I grow them in pots, that is the main reason folks hate it growing as a weed in their pastures and lawns.

3. The final reason is that it’s a true blue Aussie Native!
Although hardly ever seen as it folds up and hides in the grass when you make a noise or walk towards it, it is found all through Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australian, and the Northern Territory.
I have also seen it in a Victorian park so at least as a Spring Summer Autumn annual it can survive further south in colder climates.

Being an Aussie native means no weed dramas, having no spikes means its safe for the kiddies and a much better choice for school scientific experiments.

It is very easy to grow but it takes a while because the seeds are very hard and they have a natural dormancy.
For me it normally takes a couple weeks, but sometimes it takes a couple months.
You can speed it up a bit by soaking in a cup of hot(not boiling)water overnight, before planting the next day.

You can speed it up even more by using GA3 and/or Smoked Vermiculite which is another great set of experiments for kids too do(under the strict supervision of a responsible adult of course!).

While not an edible or food crop, I personally reckon every school agricultural plot and native bushtucker garden in Australia should have a couple pots of this guy, just as a novelty curiosity type thing.

After all, sparking an interest and encouraging curiosity about our native species has got to be a step in the right direction along the road to protecting and valuing them?
And if you can do all that with just a few bucks, it’s gotta be worth doing I reckon….

Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chemicals, no nasties, no problems!!!

 

Sesbania Cannabina Yellow Pea Bush Seeds

Sesbania Cannabina Yellow Pea Bush Seeds

Packet of 75+ home grown organic seeds!

This very under utilized native is well worth considering.

It is considered a native to the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and it is also found in India, Iraq, Myanmar, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Phillipines, Mauritius, Ghana, the South Pacific Islands and many parts of the Indo-China Peninsula.
In China it is found in many provinces including Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Nei Mongol, Shandong, Shanxi, Taiwan, Yunnan, and Zhejiang.

This huge distribution, coupled with its natural tolerance of salinity and alkalinity make it not only a common roadside weed, but also a real asset, at least in my opinion.

It is known by the names canicha, chuchurangmei, chuchurangmei, corkwood tree, daincha, dhaincha, dhunchee fibre tree, dunchi, itkata, polizon, prickly sesban, sesbane chanvre, sesbania pea, sesbania pea, sesbania pea, yellow pea bush, and by the synonyms Aeschynomene aculeata, Aeschynomene bispinosa, Aeschynomene cannabina, Coronilla cannabina, Sesban aculeatus, Sesbania acculeata, Sesbania aculeata, Sesbania bispinosa, Sesbania cannabina var. floribunda, Sesbania paludosa, Sesbania sericea among others.

I often see it misidentified as a Mimosa pigra or as Black wattle in the plant ID groups/forums by well meaning landowners who spray it or pull it out thinking anything this healthy and fast to mature must be a “noxious weed”.

In actual fact this fella is not only native, it’s bloody awesome, providing a huge amount of nitrogen to the soil via nodules on the roots.
Fast growing, providing dappled shade to nearby seedlings, and then providing a boost of fertilizer as they grow.
When grown as a companion plant near tomatoes and vines like beans they make a great living trellis , and later a mulch crop, to further increase yields.

If you want to dig them in as a green manure or cover crop they are perfect too.
Super easy to pull by hand having only one large carrot like tap root.

The plant looks very much like a mini Moringa Tree and the speckled little flowers and long thin bean pods look as good, if not better than more commonly used species like Soya Bean.

They handle heavy heavy clay soils and the tap root helps break them up, and even in waterlogged or heavily irrigated crops like rice they still perform well.

There are numerous studies showing that sowing Sesbania cannabina, before, or even during planting of rice the overall yield is massively increased, for very minimal cost, and unlike most other alternatives mining and transport of phosphates is not needed.

As the plant has a short fast life, it is finished in three months, composted and broken down completely a month later, long before the rice is ready to harvest.

It is like a living, slow release, humus building, fertiliser, that you can grow yourself super cheaply, pretty much anywhere.

I have never got around to it myself so can’t offer specific advice, but the internet tells me the beans/seeds can be used in rice porridge or stews to add protein, and the young leaves and flowers can be fried tempura style.

It is commonly eaten in SE-Asian as pot herb, and it is also fed to chooks and pigs.

Can be used as a fodder crop in its own right, and overseas there are nutritional studies being undertaken at the moment.

Soaking the seeds in hot, but not boiling water, can speed up and regulate germination, but planted as is they are generally all up for me in about a month.

Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!

Acacia Farnesiana Vachellia Perfume Wattle Seeds

Acacia Farnesiana Vachellia Perfume Wattle Seeds

Acacia Farnesiana Vachellia Perfume Wattle Seeds

Packet of 12+ freshly harvested seeds!

Lots of confusion regarding names for this fella, here are a few of the more common ones.
Needle bush, briar bush, cassie, cassie flower, dead finish, downs mimosa, Ellington curse, false mesquite, farnese wattle, mimosa bush, mimosa wattle, needle bush, perfumed wattle, prickly bush, prickly mimosa, sponge flower, sweet acacia, thorny acacia, huisache, cascalotte, cassic, mealy wattle, popinac, sweet briar, Texas huisache, aroma, cashia, opoponax, sashaw, Aroma amarilla, suntich, sassie-flower, iron wood, cassie flower, honey-ball, casha tree, casha, cassia, cushuh, huizache, Mimosa bush, Acacia farnesiana, Acacia lenticellata, Acacia pedunculata, Farnesia odora, Mimosa farnesiana, Mimosa suaveolens, Popanax farnesiana, Vachellia farnesiana, Acacia acicularis, Acacia indica, Acacia minuta, Farnesiana odora, Mimosa indica, Pithecellobium acuminatum, Pithecellobium minutum, and Poponax farnesiana.

Originally considered a native to Australia, most folks now say it came here some time before Europeans did.

Common in most of northern Australia, along with many other countries in Asia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Niue, Nauru, New Caledonia, Hawaii, United States, Central America, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and France where it is grown on a huge commercial scale for the production of perfume.

Although regarded as a weed in some areas it isn’t declared or considered a noxious in any state.

Quite a useful plant really, with a bark rich in tannin and used extensively for tanning and for medicine manufacturing. Australian Aborigines used the bark and roots as a treatment for diarrhea and skin conditions.

The leaf and green pod is a great fodder with a protein content of up to 18%!

The leaves are used as a tamarind flavoring for chutneys and the pods are roasted to be used in sweet and sour dishes.

It is the source of the aromatic sesquiterpenoid farnesol and the basis of a product called “Cassie”, used widely in the European perfume industry.

The flowers and leaves smell quite strongly of it and crushed up in water they make a really effective insecticide. I use it in rotation with other herbs we grow.

The seeds themselves can be pressed for oil and they are harvested extensively for this reason in many areas.

Another handy feral beauty!

Grown by me and the Mrs organically(and wildharvested too), no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!

NOT FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA or TASMANIA due to added expense and drama involved.

If you decide to try and buy anyway, this item will not be sent. 🙂