Silverscale Saltbush (Atriplex argentea expansa)

Annual
A. expansa. S. Wats.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Silverscale Saltbush
Atriplex argentea expansa
Chenopodiaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – cooked, or boiled with other foods as a flavouring[161]. The water that the leaves have been cooked in can also be used as a flavouring[161].

    Seed – cooked. It can be ground into a meal and used as a thickener in soups etc, or be mixed with flour when making bread etc[161, 177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    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.

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow April/May in situ. Germination is usually rapid.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though it should be possible to grow it as a spring-sown annual. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in full sun in any well-drained but not too fertile soil[200]. Most species in this genus tolerate saline and very alkaline soils[200].
South-western N. America.

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