Blue Squill

Blue Squill
Blue Squill | Blue Stars | Mudrurt | Chamaescilla corymbosa

The Wurundjeri People in the South-east of Australia call this mudrurt and would dig up the plant to eat the small tuberous roots that grow well beneath its starry blue canopy. Of course, don’t eat what you don’t know, so unless you’ve got the all clear from someone who knows - its best to leave this beautiful bouquet as a feast for the eyes – not the mouth!

Endemic to:

Mid-west – South-west Goldfields, all along the coast (as well as areas in the east of Australia). These are Yamatji and Noongar Countries; specifcially: Nhanta, Amangu, Yuat, Wajuk, Balardung, Pinjarup, Wiilman, Kaniyang, Wardandi, Bibbulman, Minang

It blooms:

July – Early December, Djilba - Kambarang (Noongar), Wanddagga – Bin-garra (Yamatji)

References:

Unknown, 2010, Aboriginal Plants: in the grounds of Monash University – A guide, https://www.monash.edu/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/542119/Guide-to-the-Aboriginal-Garden-Clayton-Campus.pdf