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botanical name:
Tetragonia tetragonoides
Tetragonia tetragonoides © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  New Zealand Spinach, Warrigal Greens
family:  Aizoaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.80m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Spreading, bushy habit with edible fleshy, brittle, green leaves. Tender perennial but can be treated as a half-hardy annual. Insignificant yellow flowers.

cultivation:
Light well drained soil in full sun. Thrives in dry soils, tolerant of drought and salty coastal locations. Not frost hardy.

propagation:
From seed or cuttings

usage:
Edible raw or cooked, as a spinach substitute. Leaves are best picked when young.

other notes:
Native to New Zealand and some parts of Australia. Found on coastal sand dunes, stony beaches and salt marshes.
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