This plant is now known as Native Scurvy Vine.

The previous name was found to be racially offensive.

Former common name is still widely used however.

Widely used by Aboriginal people sailors and settlers because it contains high levels of vitamin C and traces of vitamin A.

The plant was used to counteract the effects of scurvy which was common in years gone by.

Cooked vegetable.

A very hardy, salt tolerant vine which should not be confused with the European plant under the same common name (Yellow/Orange petals, black stamen).

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