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Suaeda salsa is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Europe to E. Asia.
Maritime or, more rarely, continental solonchaks[
]. Saline and alkaline soils of beaches ad lakeshores in northern China[
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 should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country.
It dislikes shade, see the plants native range for other ideas on its cultivation needs.
Leaves - raw or cooked[
]. A salty flavour.
Seed - cooked whole or ground into a powder. A famine food, it is only used when all else fails[
]. The small seed is about 0.8 - 1.5mm in diameter[
Seed - sow spring in situ.