Herb: Sand Rice
Latin name: Agriophyllum squarrosum
Synonyms: Agriophyllum gobicum
Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)
Edible parts of Sand Rice:Seed - raw or cooked. An important local food.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Dunes and sandy places in northern China.
Propagation of Sand Rice:Seed - we have no information for this species but would recommend sowing the seed in the spring. If you have sufficient seed, then an outdoor sowing in situ in late spring would probably work, otherwise sow the seed in pots in a greenhouse in early spring, pricking out the seedlings as soon as they are large enough to handle and planting them out in late spring after the last expected frost.
Cultivation of the herb:Dunes and sandy places in northern China.
Medicinal use of Sand Rice:None known
Known hazards of Agriophyllum squarrosum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.