There are several species of Triodia (locally referred to as Spinifex) in the Flinders Ranges. They are commonly seen on rocky slopes. As Spinifex ages and expands, the older central parts of the plant die off leaving a crescent shape which provides a shelter for kangaroos.
Minnie Daisy, Minuria leptophylla, growing in gibber plains and gravels.
Silver Mulla Mulla, Ptilotus obovatus, growing on a rocky outcrop.
The succulent Rounded Noon-Flower, Disphyma crassifolium ssp clavellatuam, growing in the sandy northern margins of the Spencer Gulf.
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.
An Inland Pigface succulent, Carpobrotus modestus, out of its comfort zone in the clay plains south of Farina.
Erodium cygnorum, known as Blue Storksbill emerging during winter in crags and roadsides near Lyndhurst.
Solanum sturtianum, Sturt’s Nightshade, flowering at Mt Serle Station in July. While some of the Solanum family are edible, the fruit of the Sturt’s Nightshade is poisonous.
Crassula growing wild in fragmented shales near a natural spring at Warraweena.
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.