Gradually Australians are realising that our indigenous vegetation supported a whole population. We are learning more about these plants and how to use their leaves and fruit. Our posts on bushfoods are currently limited, so we would welcome more. Please contact us at info@sgaonline.org.au if you would like to contribute an article on some of them.

Warrigal Greens

Warrigal greens Tetragonia tetragonioides are an edible Australian native groundcover. This bushfood is a member of the family Aizoaceae and is…

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Native Tamarind

Bushfood native tamarind Diploglottis australis, with its large velvety leaves, is an attractive rainforest tree that is valued for its prolific…

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Top Productive Perennials

Productive perennials provide solutions to many of today's gardening challenges. Top of the list is that they save time! Perennials don't need to be…

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Davidson’s Plum

The Davidson’s plum has attractive foliage and brilliant coloured fruit.  It is one of the thousands of native edible plants, yet not many people…

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Midyim Berry

The midyim berry Austromyrtus dulcis is an easy to grow bushfood which occurs naturally in coastal areas ranging from northern NSW to Fraser Island…

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The Samphires

Looking for an easy to grow, attractive, edible, nutritious perennial succulent? Then the samphires (not the British band . . . ) are the answer.…

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Winter Apple

Winter Apple (Amulla) is an attractive drought-hardy native bushfood plant adapted to grow in a range of soil types, including nutrient-poor soils,…

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Edible and Useful – Walking Stick Palm

With showy spikes of cream flowers and edible red berries, perfect to nibble whilst gardening, the Walking Stick Palm Linospadix monostachyos is a…

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Native Ginger

Native ginger Alpinia caerulea/coerulea is an attractive, easy to grow feature plant  and also a bushfood with a mild, tangy ginger flavour. A…

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Sea Celery – an Indigenous Edible Plant

When we think about native foods, or bushfood we often miss the nuances of what each one means. Many (if not all) are inextricably linked to…

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Mountain Black Pepper

One of SGA’s subscribers, Zeljko Horvatin, is a chef and is studying horticulture. He writes: Over the last couple of years, while studying, I’ve…

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Some Useful Bushfoods

Over the last years gardens (and gardeners) have undergone a revolution of sorts. Water restrictions, climate change and rapidly disappearing native…

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