Seed germinates readily without pre-treatment, but may require cleaning. Reported to germinate from cuttings also.
Year-round, but chiefly spring and summer.
Principally roadsides and reserves west of Wagga Wagga, including Kindra State Forest, Campbells Ln. and Millwood Rd. Also Wallacetown.
The branches and leaves of barrinan were used to start fires. The small berries of barrinan vary when ripe between purple, pink, ruby red and sometimes golden yellow or orange.
The small berries of barrinan vary when ripe between purple, pink, ruby red and sometimes golden yellow or orange. The berries are a well known bush food where the small soft flesh and hard seed was eaten (considered texturally similar to pomegranate).
* The critical factor in using plants for food is to avoid accidental poisoning. Eat only those plants you can positively identify and you know are safe to eat. All food details on this website are not based on toxicology reports or scientific knowledge, we make no claim to advice on bush survival in these information bites, only to represent the common perception.
No current medicinal properties are currently listed.