Herb latin name: Sporobolus pallidus
Synonyms: Sporobolus lindleyi
Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)
Edible parts of Sporobolus pallidus:Seed - raw or cooked. It can be ground into a flour then made into a paste and baked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:By coasts and around salt marshes in Victoria.
Propagation of Sporobolus pallidus:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer if they have grown sufficiently. Otherwise, grow them on in a greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring of the following year. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.
Cultivation of the herb:By coasts and around salt marshes in Victoria.
Medicinal use of Sporobolus pallidus:None known
Known hazards of Sporobolus pallidus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.