Herb: Pale Ballart
Latin name: Exocarpus strictus
Family: Santalaceae (Sandalwood Family)
Edible parts of Pale Ballart:Fruit stalk - sweet and palatable when fully ripe, astringent otherwise. Rather small, it is about 3 - 4mm in diameter.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:River banks or poor clay soils. Heaths and dry sclerophyll forests.
Propagation of Pale Ballart:Seed - we have no information on this species but would recommend sowing it in spring in a warm greenhouse in a pot that contains a suitable host.
Cultivation of the herb:River banks or poor clay soils. Heaths and dry sclerophyll forests.
Medicinal use of Pale Ballart:None known
Known hazards of Exocarpus strictus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.