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Rhagodia parabolica - R.Br.

Common Name Mealy Saltbush
Family Chenopodiaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range Australia - New South Wales, Queensland.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care
Half Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Rhagodia parabolica Mealy Saltbush


Rhagodia parabolica Mealy Saltbush

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rhagodia parabolica is an evergreen Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in leaf all year.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds; South Wall. By. West Wall. By.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked. A salty flavour, the leaves contain up to a third by weight of salt[144]. The salt can be removed by briefly boiling the leaves in a couple of changes of water[144]. The leaves are tender and palatable after 1 hours boiling[144].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though it is unlikely to succeed outside the very mildest areas of the country. Requires a sunny position and a well-drained soil.

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within a week, prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out after the last expected frosts.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Rhagodia candolleanaCoastal Saltbush00
Rhagodia nutansClimbing Saltbush20
Rhagodia spinescensSpiny Saltbush20

 

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Lyn Holdsworth   Sat Mar 18 2006

Great information I will be planting 50 along our Toolern Creek in Melton the more information I can get will help us plant in the correct position Lyn Holdsworth

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