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Useful Temperate Plants

Tetragonia implexicoma

(Miq.)Hook.f.

Aizoaceae


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+ Synonyms

Common Name: Bower Spinach

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General Information

Tetragonia implexicoma is a Perennial up to 0.50 metres tall.
It has uses.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

285
Title
Florabase
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants

Range

Australia - Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania.

Habitat

Coastal limestone & sand dunes on grey sandy soils[
285
Title
Florabase
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants
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Properties

HabitPerennial
Height0.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. However, judging from its native range, it is likely that some forms, especially from the southern and eastern parts of its range, could succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of the country.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow early to mid spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frost[
33
Title
Rare Vegetables for Garden and Table.
Publication
 
Author
Organ. J.
Publisher
Faber
Year
1960
ISBN
-
Description
Unusual vegetables that can be grown outdoors in Britain. A good guide.
].
Seed can also be sown in situ in late spring, though this will not generally make such good plants[
33
Title
Rare Vegetables for Garden and Table.
Publication
 
Author
Organ. J.
Publisher
Faber
Year
1960
ISBN
-
Description
Unusual vegetables that can be grown outdoors in Britain. A good guide.
,
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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The seed can be slow to germinate, soaking in warm water for 24 hours prior to sowing may help[
33
Title
Rare Vegetables for Garden and Table.
Publication
 
Author
Organ. J.
Publisher
Faber
Year
1960
ISBN
-
Description
Unusual vegetables that can be grown outdoors in Britain. A good guide.
,
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
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