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Indigophera australis

Plant Family


Alternative Common Names

Its natural habit is upright, to 2 m high, with flexible stems.

Leaves - are pinnate, openly spaced on the stems, around 10 cm long and velvety smooth to the touch.

Flower - colour is unusual, ranging through soft purple hues, often pinkish. The flowers are smooth, in short spires in the leaf axils, freely produced and showy, outlining the curves of the stems.

Flowering at any time from mid-September and may continue till November in a cool spring.

Indigenous uses – Leaves were crushed by Indigenous and added to water to kill or stun murray cod. The seed pods contain a chemical capable of producing hallucinations.


Mainly open woodland and eucalypt forest, but also in desert and in the margins of rainforest.


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