Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3


Western Australia, Poison plants, Toxic plants, Birdsville indigo

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The Birdsville Indigo is a plant of wide distribution, being common on the plains of India as well as being widely diffused in tropical Australia. In Western Australia, besides being widely distributed in many parts of the Kimberley Division, it is particularly abundant on the plains of the Ashburton district, and extends as far south as Williambury on the Minilya River. Other areas in which it is common are the sandy spots around Derby and Broome, where it appears to be spreading. It is also common in Central Australia around Alice Springs. The plant was included by Dymock in his "Vegetable Materia Medica of India" as an antiscorbutic and diuretic.