Smoke Bush

Category: Flora

Scientific Name:

Ptilotus obovatus

Arrernte Name:

Awerreke-alyeye-alyeye

Conservation Status:

Least Concern (LC)

This low rounded shrub grows up to 60cm high, flowers prolifically after rains and is very drought tolerant. Widely distributed throughout inland Australia.

Bushfood: Aboriginal people sometimes harvest an edible grub from its roots.