Herb: Barilla Plant
Latin name: Salsola soda
Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)
Edible parts of Barilla Plant:Young leaves and stems - cooked and used as a vegetable. A crunchy tender texture.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Maritime sands and salty soils near sea level in the Mediterranean and in Turkey.
Other uses of Barilla Plant:The ashes of the burnt plant are used for making glass and soap. At one time large quantities of the ashes were imported into Britain for this purpose, but nowadays a chemical process using salt is employed.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring in situ. The seed has a short viability and should be stored cool over the winter.
Cultivation of Barilla Plant:Maritime sands and salty soils near sea level in the Mediterranean and in Turkey.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Salsola soda:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.