Mountain Pepper - Tasmannia lanceolata - Card
Mountain Pepper, Tasmannia lanceolata - Australian Native plant card
Reproduced from an original watercolour painting by Cheryl Hodges.
Greeting card 10 x 15cm, blank inside with brown recycled envelope
Text on reverse of card reads:
Australian Mountain Pepper, Budawang Ranges
The Mountain Pepper farm of Tim Wimborne and Meraiah Foley is nestled in the beautiful Budawang Ranges, near Mongarlowe.These plants are naturally occurring in this area of the Budawang Ranges and they are a different phenotype to the Tasmanian species.
Tim and Meraiah harvest the berries and market them to restaurants and retail outlets. Due to growing demand they have propagated their own plants to supplement the existing numbers, along with their companion plant the Acacia melanoxylon.
The mountain pepper has been used by Aboriginal peoples as food and medicine. It has antibacterial properties and high levels of antioxidants.