Queensland Native Seeds

Indigofera australis

Scientific NameIndigofera australis
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrub
Common Name(s)Australian Indigo, Duwabili
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Faboideae


"Spreading shrub up to 2.5 m tall;" (PlantNET)


Indigofera australis has been used successfully for rehabilitation for many years. The collection of the seed is moderately simple although patches tend to be small and supply is often less than optimal. The seed stores well and so the taxon has been a commercial success in various respects.

Historical Notes


All states except the Northern Territory. Well represented in Southeastern Australia and Queensland from the coastline to areas well inland.

Distribution Map | Indigofera australis | Queensland Native Seeds

Indigofera australis | depiction by Sylvia Seiler, Killara, West Boondooma | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

PlantNET (The NSW Plant Information Network System). Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney. http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au [Accessed: July 16, 2020].