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common name: New Zealand Spinach, Warrigal Greens
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Spreading, bushy habit with edible fleshy, brittle, green leaves. Tender perennial but can be treated as a half-hardy annual. Insignificant yellow flowers.
Light well drained soil in full sun. Thrives in dry soils, tolerant of drought and salty coastal locations. Not frost hardy.
From seed or cuttings
Edible raw or cooked, as a spinach substitute. Leaves are best picked when young.
Native to New Zealand and some parts of Australia. Found on coastal sand dunes, stony beaches and salt marshes.