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Useful Temperate Plants

Rhagodia parabolica

R.Br.

Amaranthaceae


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+ Synonyms

Common Name: Mealy Saltbush

Rhagodia parabolica
Fruiting stem
Photograph by: Charles Strebor
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General Information

Rhagodia parabolica is a Evergreen Shrub up to 3.00 metres tall.
It has edible uses.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Australia - South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though it is unlikely to succeed outside the very mildest areas of the country.
Requires a sunny position and a well-drained soil.

Edible Uses

Young leaves - cooked. A salty flavour, the leaves contain up to a third by weight of salt[
144
Title
Wild Food in Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Cribb. A. B. and J. W.
Publisher
Fontana
Year
1976
ISBN
0-00-634436-4
Description
A very good pocket guide.
]. The salt can be removed by briefly boiling the leaves in a couple of changes of water[
144
Title
Wild Food in Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Cribb. A. B. and J. W.
Publisher
Fontana
Year
1976
ISBN
0-00-634436-4
Description
A very good pocket guide.
]. The leaves are tender and palatable after 1 hours boiling[
144
Title
Wild Food in Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Cribb. A. B. and J. W.
Publisher
Fontana
Year
1976
ISBN
0-00-634436-4
Description
A very good pocket guide.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

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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