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Common Name: Doublegee
Emex australis is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.10 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
S. Africa. Introduced and naturalized in all mainland states of Australia.
Found in many habitats, especially grass plains[
]. A weed of waste ground and pastures[
A serious weed of agriculture in many warmer areas of the world[
Young leaves cooked[
]. The leaves contain oxalates and are laxative in large quantities[
When eaten in quantity, the leaves have a laxative effect upon the body[