Bushfoods & Bush Medicine


While we live in Gawler, most of our knowledge and experience with bushfoods comes from our Ngarrindjeri friends way down south on the Coorong.

For that, I’m indebted to Uncles Neville Gollan, George and Tom Trevorrow who shared their knowledge freely on many a walk and chat around the campfire. Sadly, they’re all deceased now.

To their knowledge, I can add to information that I’ve followed up on, academically, by looking at both old writings from explorers, priests, anthropologists and their ilk. I’m sad to say that very little has been passed to us from the local Kaurna mob.

We’re always learning about our botanic community, taking new pics and meeting folks who know a lot more than we do, so keep checking your favourite plants on these pages. There’s always more to come!

Flowering times are approximate. Plants don’t take a lot of notice of calendars and the changes in our climate are mixing things up a bit. The times we’ve given are from our own experience.


Black Anther Flax Lily


Boobiala


Thick, fleshy leavesCoastal ballart


Coastal Bearded Heath


school assembly 052Gumbi Gumbi


DSC00040Ice Plants


Pink/Purple Cruciferaea flowers

Sea Rocket


Rhagodia parabolicaSaltbushes


Muntries (Kunzeo pomifera)Muntries


Native Currant


Salty Grapes (Nitre Bush)


Old Man’s Beard


Pigface

 


Cassytha pubescens, or 'snottygobble'.Snottygobble


The flowers of Dodonaea viscosaSticky Hop Bush


Sweet Appleberry

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