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Common Name: Doublegee
Emex australis is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.10 metres tall.
It has edible and medicinal uses.
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[