Latin Name: Emex australis
Description: A small herb. It is like a dock but the stems trail along the ground. It is an annual plant. The leaves are 3-10 cm long on very long stalks. Male and female flowers are separate. The seed pods are large and spiny. The seed pods are about 1 cm long. They have 3 sharp spines
Edibility Rating out of 5: 1
Medicinal Rating out of 5: 1
Edible Uses: Young leaves cooked. The leaves contain oxalates and are laxative in large quantities.
Warnings: The 3-cornered seeds can be very painfull if stepped upon, They are renown to pierce through bycicle tyres.
Medicinal Uses: When eaten in quantity, the leaves have a laxative effect upon the body.