mai uṉinypa

edible seeds

naked woollybutt (Eragrostis eriopoda)

id:9930 order:483

Wanguṉu putungka kantuṟa tiliṟa uṉinypa kaṉiṟa rungkaṟa nyuma palyalpai.
One pounds the wooly butt grass on hard ground with one’s feet (to release the seed), sets fire to the grass (to get rid of it leaving just the seed), winnows the seed, grinds it and makes a seed cake.
rat-tail grass (Dysphania kalpari)

id:9931 order:485

Kalpaṟi uṉinypaya iriti rungkaṟa nyuma palyaṟa pauṟa ngalkupai mai wiṟu.
Long ago they would grind rat-tail grass seed to make a lovely seed cake and cook and eat it.
desert kurrajong (Brachychiton gregorii)

id:9932 order:486

Ngalta uṉinypa rungkaṟa ngalkupai munu iwiri ungka kuḻu pauṟa ngalkupai.
(One) can grind the desert kurrajong seeds and eat (the cooked seed cake) and also cook and eat the taproot.
prickle wattle (elegant acacia) (Acacia victoriae ssp. arida)

id:9925 order:474

Ngaṯuṉpa piriyakutu uṉinypa pakalpai, kaya mantjiṟa rungkaṟa ngalkupai.
The prickly wattle bears seeds in the spring time and (women) gather, grind and eat them.
inland pigweed, munyeroo, purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

id:9926 order:476

Wakaṯi uṉinypa maṟu kuḻunypa mulapa, kaya rungkaṟa nyuma wiṟu palyalpai.
The seeds of inland pigweed are really small and dark, and (women) grind them and make really nice seed cakes.
dead finish (Acacia tetragonophylla)

id:9927 order:478

Puṉu kuṟara maitjara palu tjuṯinypa kuḻu palyalpai puṉu palulanguṟu.
The dead finish bush produces food but (one) also makes hitting sticks from the same bush.