Atriplex gmelinii dilatata (Franch. & Sav.) Kitam.
Atriplex littoralis dilatata Franch. & Sav.
Common Name: Hama-Akaza
Atriplex subcordata is an erect, annual plant with a branched stem; it can grow 40 - 60cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
No member of this genus contains any toxins, all have more or less edible leaves. However, if grown with artificial fertilizers, they may concentrate harmful amounts of nitrates in their leaves.
E. Asia - central and northern Japan.
Species in this genus generally succeed in full sun in any well-drained but not too fertile soil[
]. Most species in this genus tolerate saline and very alkaline soils[
Leaves and young plants - cooked. Used as a spinach [
Seed - cooked. Used in piñole or ground into a meal and used as a thickener in making bread or mixed with flour in making bread.
Seed - sow mid spring in situ[
]. Germination is usually rapid.