Bush Tucker and Bush Medicine
around Coober Pedy
Grevillea nematophylla Water Bush
Ipara - Water Bush
Ilpara is a large shrub growing in breakaway and sandhill country. It has long strap-like leaves and large showy flowers.
When the plant is found in sandhill country it can be a good source of water. The roots may be dug up and cut into 30 centimetre lengths. These are placed into a container, with the end closest to the tree facing down. After about one hour, the root can be removed and the water used. Plants in breakaway country cannot be used in this manner.
Ilpara seed pods - seed pods of the Water Plant