Young leaves and stems - raw or cooked
. The very young shoots are chopped up and eaten in salads, older shoots are cooked as greens or as a salty flavouring for other foods
Seed - cooked. Roasted and used as food
There are no material uses listed for Salsola kali ruthenica.
A poultice of the chewed plants has been applied to ant, bee and wasp stings
An infusion of the plant ashes has been used both internally and as a wash in the treatment of smallpox and influenza
Seed - sow spring in situ. The seed has a short viability and should be stored cool over the winter
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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. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Requires a very sunny position in a light or medium well-drained soil, it tolerates salty soils, occasional inundation by salt water and maritime exposure. Succeeds in poor soils and grows more vigorously on alkaline soils
Problems, pests & diseases
Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Salsola kali ruthenica.
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Salsola kali ruthenica
Material uses & Functions
- Strong wind
- Maritime exposure
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Native Geographical Range
Root Zone Tendancy
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? ? Flora Europaea Cambridge University Press (1964-00-00)