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Common Name: Climbing Saltbush
Rhagodia nutans is a Evergreen Perennial up to 0.20 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Australia - New South Wales.
Low stony hills and saline areas in red sand and clay soils[
]. Heavy soils[
Requires a sunny position and a well-drained soil.
This species is probably not hardy even in the milder areas of Britain, though it can be grown as an annual, flowering and setting seed in its first year[
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.