Grey Saltbush

 Atriplex cinerea

Atriplex cinerea

 
 

Common name

Coast saltbush, barilla.

traditional use

Grey saltbush was an important vegetable of Australian colonists, first eaten by the hungry officers of the First Fleet, one of whom described it in his journal as "a sort of sage" (Low, 1991).

part used

Boiled leaves have a very tender, succulent taste (Low, 1991).

seasonality

All year round.

flavour profile

Sage like.

uses

Cook before eating in dishes.