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Common Name: Utah Pickleweed
Sarcocornia utahensis is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.20 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Southwestern N. America - California, Utah, Texas, New Mexico and Mexico.
Saline and alkaline marshes and flats, coastal marshes at elevations of 0 - 1200 metres[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain.
Leaves - raw or cooked[
Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise in spring, in a greenhouse in a light sandy compost. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division might be possible in the spring.