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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Young shoots - cooked[1][2]. Used as greens[3]. The young twigs are cut into short pieces and boiled until tender[4]. The seeds are occasionally consumed[5][1][2][4]. They are used as a food at times when other foods are in short supply[3].

Leaves

Material uses

The wood is used for fuel, for want of better materials in the areas where it grows wild[6]. The wood is strong[3]. It has been used in general construction[3].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The crushed leaves have been used to treat insect bites[3].

An infusion of the burnt plant has been used in the treatment of diarrhoea and bleeding from the rectum[3].

The wood or the roots can be heated until they are burnt or blackened and then used on aching and decayed teeth[3].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in early spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood are worth trying in July/August.

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Cultivation

An easily grown plant[7], succeeding in a sunny position in most well-drained soils[8][7]. Tolerates alkaline and saline soils[8]. Plants can be dioecious or monoecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Sarcobatus vermiculatus. 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 Sarcobatus vermiculatus.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Sarcobatus vermiculatus
Genus
Sarcobatus
Family
Chenopodiaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
5
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Salinity
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
Fertility
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type











References

  1. ? 1.01.11.2 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.2 Yanovsky. E. Food Plants of the N. American Indians. Publication no. 237. U.S. Depf of Agriculture. ()
  3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.43.53.63.73.83.9 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.2 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
  5. ? 5.05.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.1 Britton. N. L. Brown. A. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada Dover Publications. New York. ISBN 0-486-22642-5 (1970-00-00)
  7. ? 7.07.17.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  8. ? 8.08.18.2 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)


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Belongs to familyChenopodiaceae +
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Has binomial nameSarcobatus vermiculatus +
Has common nameGreasewood +
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Has edible partLeaves + and Seed +
Has edible useUnknown use +
Has environmental toleranceDrought + and Salinity +
Has fertility typeSelf sterile + and Wind +
Has flowers of typeDioecious +
Has hardiness zone5 +
Has lifecycle typePerennial +
Has material partUnknown part +
Has material useFuel + and Wood +
Has mature height2.7 +
Has medicinal partUnknown part +
Has medicinal useAstringent +, Odontalgic + and Stings +
Has salinity toleranceTolerant +
Has search namesarcobatus vermiculatus + and greasewood +
Has shade toleranceNo shade +
Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral +, Alkaline + and Very alkaline +
Has soil texture preferenceSandy +, Loamy + and Clay +
Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
Has sun preferenceFull sun +
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