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Nodding geebung

The nodding geebung is an endangered plant of the Cumberland Plain in Sydney’s west. Found nowhere else in the world, this beautiful shrub has delicate yellow flowers and narrow leaves.

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The nodding geebung grows in small, scattered patches across Sydney’s Cumberland Plain in some scribbly gum woodland and ironbark forests.

When young, it has hairy branches, which become hairless when the plant matures. It can grow 2.5m high, and flowers from November to March each year. Bees and wasps feed on its flowers. The nodding geebung produces an abundance of small green fruits, which traditionally were a food source for Aboriginal people.

Currawongs, wallabies and possums are important to the nodding geebung’s life cycle. They eat its fruit and distribute nodding geebung seeds, helping ensure its future growth. During bushfires nodding geebung plants die and can only re-grow from seeds that may be present on the ground.

Parks in which this plant is found:

Plant facts

Common name
Nodding geebung
Scientific name
Persoonia nutans
Conservation status in NSW
Endangered