Acacia victoriae is prolific in the Flinders Ranges. Also known as the Elegant Acacia, the seeds are harvested to make flour and the gum is also eaten.
Lemon Scented Grass, Cymbopogon ambiguus, has a sweet, aromatic lemon aroma and is palatable as a tea. Found throughout the Flinders Ranges in shales, rocky creeks and gullies.
Santalum acuminatum, also known as the Desert Quandong or Wild Peach, is a nutritious bush tucker. Fruit ripens with warm northerly winds between August and October. Quandong fruit is very high in vitamin C and can be harvested when fresh or dried. Nuts contain rich edible kernals with antibacterial properties.
Capparis mitchellii, known locally as Iga, is found in groves around creek banks and valleys of the western Flinders Ranges and Gammon Ranges. Showy flowers are pollinated by a butterfly.
Halosarcia samphires are seen in saline areas. Succulent, salty greens (turning red in winter) are a tasty bush tucker.
Also known as the bush banana or native pear, this climber produces palatable fruit early in the season. Here is a near developed seed pod (70mm), too fibrous to eat. On maturity it would naturally split open and release fluffy plumes of airborne seeds.