Old Man Saltbush, variety: de kock.
This species grows in all states. A familiar site in large areas of inland Australia, fast growing, used as a stock fodder, attracts bees and insects. Used as a leafy vegetable cooked with meat and fish dishes, in stuffing and as a dried herb or sprinkle. Salty leaves rich in protein, antioxidants and minerals. Tolerates drought, sandy soils and salt. Grows 2-3m and can be trimmed as a hedge. Sow all year round.
Seed count: 40/g.
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