Atriplex maximowicziana is an erect, much branched, herbaceous, perennial plant growing 30 - 100cm tall[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
The plant has been reported as becoming naturalized in Hawaii[
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 - southeast China, southern Japan.
Sandy and coral-rocky seashores; near sea level in Fujian Province, China[
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 - cooked[
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. The small seed is about 2mm in diameter[
Seed - sow mid to late spring in situ. Germination is usually rapid.