Dioscorea hastifoliaCommon name: Warrine
Aboriginal name: Warrine.
Aboriginal use: The tubers of Dioscorea hastifolia were eaten like potatoes.
Distribution: Occurs from Shark Bay south to Perth.
Description: A scrambling or climbing shrub with stems up to 2 metres long. The yellow flowers are produced in a spike between May and July.
References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.
Bush Tucker Plants of the South-West. B Daw, T Walley, G Keighery. 1997.