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Rhagodia spinescens syn Chenopodium spinescens (Creeping Saltbush) is a low growing plant whose berries were traditonally used as a hair dye and body decoration with its leaves being cooked and eaten. The leaves can be added to salads, used to make a sauce, stuffing or flavouring for savoury dishes and can be added to game and lamb to infuse a gentle saltiness. Growing to no more than 1 metre in height, Creeping Saltush is tolerant of both full sun and part shade. It's berries are edible and can be used as a decoration together with its leaves. Creeping Saltbush is a drought tolerant ground cover with its silver foliage being an accent highlight in gardens and landscapes. Wallabies and kangaroos will graze on Creeping Saltbush during times of drought which makes this an important habitat plant in semi arid parts of Australia where it occurs. It does well in sandy soils and soils with drainage so mound Creeping Saltbush when plantin if you have clay soil. Creeping Saltbush's muilti-stemmed branching habit enables it to be pruned into a multitude of shapes with its foliage being soft and tactile despite its somewhat jagged appearance. Lizards and small birds like to use Creeping Saltbush as a habitat shelter. 

Rhagodia spinescens syn Chenopodium spinescens (Creeping Saltbush)

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