Latin name: Suaeda australis
Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)
Edible parts of Seablite:Stem tips - raw. A salty flavour with a crisp and pleasant texture, they go well in salads and can also be boiled as a vegetable when they have a taste like salty beans. Young shoots - pickled.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Salt flats by the coast, inland salt pans and sandbanks behind mangroves.
Propagation of Seablite:Seed - sow spring in situ.
Cultivation of the herb:Salt flats by the coast, inland salt pans and sandbanks behind mangroves.
Medicinal use of Seablite:None known
Known hazards of Suaeda australis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.