Herb latin name: Atriplex carnosa
Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)
Edible parts of Atriplex carnosa:Leaves - cooked and used as a spinach. Seed - cooked. It can be ground into a meal and used as a thickener in soups etc, or can be mixed with cereal flours to enrich the protein content when making bread, cakes, biscuits etc.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:By the coast and inland, especially on saline or alkaline soils.
Propagation of Atriplex carnosa:Seed - sow April/May in situ. Germination is usually rapid.
Cultivation of the herb:By the coast and inland, especially on saline or alkaline soils.
Medicinal use of Atriplex carnosa:None known
Known hazards of Atriplex carnosa: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.