Herb latin name: Atriplex californica

Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)

Edible parts of Atriplex californica:

Leaves - cooked. Seed - cooked. Used as a piäole.

Description of the plant:


10 cm
(4 inches)

July to

Habitat of the herb:

Sea bluffs and sandy coasts.

Propagation of Atriplex californica:

Seed - sow April/May in a cold frame. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 weeks at 13°C. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer.

Cultivation of the herb:

Sea bluffs and sandy coasts.

Medicinal use of Atriplex californica:

None known

Known hazards of Atriplex californica:

No member of this genus contains any toxins, all have more or less edible leaves. However, if grown with artificial fertilizers, they may concentrate harmful amounts of nitrates in their leaves.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.