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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Native Tamarind

Native tamarind Diploglottis australis, with its large velvety leaves, is an attractive rainforest tree that is valued as a bushfood for its prolific…

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Lemon Myrtle

Backhousia citriodora, commonly known as Lemon Myrtle is a great garden addition with its fluffy white to pale yellow, bee-attracting flowers in…

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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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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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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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Wild Orange

Indigenous Australians enjoyed a diverse supply of interesting edible plants in the millennia before white settlement. Some, like macadamias, have…

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Pigface – Carpobrotus glaucescens

If you’ve walked over a sand dune on the way for a swim on a summer’s day in Eastern Australia you may have noticed a succulent plant with a…

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Native Rosella

The beauty of Hibiscus heterophyllus is that it not only produces many lovely flowers over an extended period, it also has edible parts and useful…

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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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Finger Limes

The fruit of the Australian finger lime Citrus australasica is sought after by top restaurants around the world. Often described as ‘lime caviar’ for…

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