CREEPING BERRY SALTBUSH / AUSTRALIAN SALTBUSH (Atriplex semibaccata ) 'Bush Tucker Plant Seeds'
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Atriplex semibaccata, commonly known as Australian saltbush, berry saltbush, or creeping saltbush, is a species of flowering plant in the family Amaranthaceae and is endemic to Australia.
A spreading, groundcover up to 0.1 – 0.5m high and 1.8m wide.
Leaves are grey-green in colour.
Flowers most of the year. The female flowers develop into succulent square/diamond shaped red berries.
Grows on a variety of fresh to slightly saline soils.
Slightly waterlogging and salt tolerant and very drought tolerant.
It has dense foliage that covers the ground, acting as a green mulch that provides protection for both the soil and fauna.
The seeds are an important food source of insects, birds and small marsupials.
Bush Tucker: The plant bears red berries which are edible and can also be used for making jam.