Known on the Plains of Adelaide in pre-European times as Walyu by the Kaurna and more commonly referred to by the Koori name Murnong or the Latin 'Microseris lanceolata. This small edible tuber has a taste similar to Coconut and was a staple in the diet of most peoples in the South East corner of Australia. It grows from the coast to the hills and adapts to almost any soil type. The aerial parts die back during summer and reappear at the onset of winter rains, therefore requiring no irrigation once established. Can be eaten raw but sweetens when baked.