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.
Leaves and young plants - cooked
and used as greens
. A salty flavour.
Seed - cooked. Used in piñole or ground into a meal and used as a thickener in making bread or mixed with flour in making bread.
There are no material uses listed for Atriplex saccaria.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Atriplex saccaria.
Seed - sow April/May in situ
. Germination is usually rapid.
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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.
Requires a position in full sun in any well-drained but not too fertile soil. Tolerates saline and very alkaline soils.
Although normally monoecious, plants are sometimes dioecious.
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Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Atriplex saccaria. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Atriplex saccaria.
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