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Range of Mearn

Mearn is a bush tucker plant with English name bloodroot wer scientific name Haemodorum spicatum.[1][2] It is like a chilli or an onion.

In some references it is the origin of the name of the Noongar Minang people. Isaac Scott Nind gives the name Minanger for the Aboriginal people of Albany, which he supposes, is “probably derived from Mearn, the red root above mentioned and [the Noongar word] anger, to eat” (Nind 1831).

Ngiyan waarnk - References[edit | edit source]

  1. Bush Tucker Plants for your Home Garden. SERCUL South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare, Perth. Retrieved 21 August 2017
  2. "Haemodorum spicatum". Florabase the Western Australian flora. Retrieved 4 July 2020