Wentworth Falls Lake Sculpture Walk
Take a walk and discover the carved sandstone sculptures in the park.
Fine pine-like foliage distinguishes this Geebung from the other tall shrubs in open-forests of lower altitudes. Densely packed on graceful drooping branches, each bright green leaf is 3-6cm long, and cylindrical with a fine point and a faint groove on the upper surface.
It is most commonly noticed in autumn however, when the ends of the branches colour to bright yellow with 5-15cm long spikes of flowers that nestle amongst the smaller terminal leaves. Each flower is a floral tube of 10-15mm long, the ends of which roll back in 4 segments to reveal a projecting stigma.
The branches then become loaded with a fine crop of succulent red-green fruit that mature to bunches of bronze-purple ‘grapes’. High in vitamin C and potassium, they were a valued winter food resource for Aboriginal people.