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Common Name: Bush Seepweed
Suaeda nigra is an annual plant that can grow up to 1.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
South-western N. America - California to Texas and north to Saskatchewan .
Alkaline, saline, and gypseous places of the interior, mostly in deserts, occasionally coastal, rarely estuarine, from sea level to1600 metres[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of this country.
A very variable species[
It dislikes shade, see the plants native range for other ideas on its cultivation needs.
Leaves - cooked[
]. A salty flavour. They are used as a condiment to add a salty flavour when cooking other foods[
Seed - sow spring in situ.