We all depend on the natural environment for clean air, water and a host of other environmental services. The majority of the natural ecosystems in the South East have been degraded or removed. It is essential that we protect what is remaining, and work to improve the natural environment for future generations.
This publication is an introductory guide to identifying, using and growing useful indigenous plants of the South East of South Australia. In the context of this guide useful plants means plants which were used historically by local Aboriginal people or European settlers for food or materials.
Indigenous plants can make great landscaping gardens, with the added benefits of being suited to the local climate and conditions, usually requiring less water and attention, and also providing other uses such as food or materials. This is not an exhaustive list, but a good start.
Useful Indigenous Plants of the South East 2016 Edition