(Calligonum aphyllum)

Shrub
C. pallasia. L’HŽr.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Calligonum aphyllum
Polygonaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Young shoots – cooked[105].

    An edible gum or mucilage is obtained from the leaves[105].

    The pounded root furnishes an edible mucilaginous substance resembling gum tragacanth (see Ferula species)[2, 177].

    One report says that the plant has an edible fruit[105]. This possibly refers to the seed.

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no information on this species. The seed is probably best sown in late winter in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in early summer of the following year.
Requires a dryish sunny position and a sandy loam[1]. Plants are tolerant of extreme cold but they are impatient of shade or excessive moisture[1].
Europe to Asia – Caspian Sea.

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