Lawyer Vine


Prolific and prickly this vine is found in Queensland’s tropical rainforest with edible berries appearing near the climbing end of the vine from November to February. The slightly sour berries are eaten raw. The hooks on the long flexible thongs of the vine were used to snag freshwater prawns, and extract witchetty grubs from rotting logs. The cane also contains drinkable water and were also used to construct fish and animal traps. You can also scatter the palm-like fronds around a cmap site to discourage leeches.

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