The arid centre is a vast region with a varied number of habitats, from the
sandy desert areas, salt lakes, claypans, gorges, chasms, gaps, and seemingly dry
riverbeds that weave across the landscape linking up permanent water holes.
Yet this arid region is home to a variety of plant life, from ancient palms
and river red gums to
Upside-down Plant and the bright Orange Spade Flower.
Among the many types of plants is a group of plants that have become
increasingly popular with cooks and chefs around the world, these are our ‘Bush
Food’. Found throughout Australia, there are many species that grow here in
Central Australia, providing a staple of diet for the indigenous inhabitants,
before the appearance of Europeans.
Following are some images of the bush tucker plants species that can be found in Central Australia.