Aboriginal Heritage - Melville
Scientific name: Trymalium floribundum
- While this species is not bush tucker it was useful to the Nyoongar people
- Parts of the soapbush plant were placed in small waterholes. After drinking the affected water animals became groggy and were easily clubbed or speared to provide food.
- As the soapbush grows in dense thickets along creeks and other watercourses, it was often used by Aboriginal people to clean up at the end of the day.
- The leaves produce a lather similar to soap and were used to scrub the hands.
- Flowers in winter and spring.
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