Eucalptus socialis at Warraweena Conservation Park.Continue reading “Red Mallee”
Although the Pittosporum augustifolium is known as the Native Apricot, it is poisonous to humans. Commonly seen on clay, stony and sandy soils and often around creeks and gullies.
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.
Mallee roots exposed by flooding.
Acacia papyrocarpa, the Western Myall, growing in the sandy soils of the Port Augusta area.
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.
Callitris glaucophylla, the Native Pine is seen thriving in a dense monoculture in the purple shales of the Bunyeroo Formation at Warraweena.
This curious object is a lignotuber of a Eucalypt sapling found in Jubilee Creek, showing multiple bud scars.
Mulga flowering in late autumn.
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.