Chenopodium triangulare convolvulinum Murr.
Einadia linifolia (R.Br.) Raf.
Rhagodia chenopodioides Moq.
Rhagodia linifolia R.Br.
Rhagodia nutans R.Br.
Common Name: Climbing Saltbush
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Climbing saltbush is a perennial plant that produces prostrate or twining, either herbaceous or woody stems up to 60cm long.
The edible leaves and fruits are sometimes gathered from the wild for local use.
Australia - Tasmania and all mainland States.
Low stony hills and saline areas in red sand and clay soils[
]. Heavy soils[
Found mainly in warm temperate to subtropical climates, the plant also grows in the tropics.
Requires a sunny position and a well-drained soil.
Young leaves - cooked. A salty and slightly bitter flavour[
Fruit - raw or cooked. They are very small and fiddly to harvest with very little flavour[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within a week, prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out after the last expected frosts.
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