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Bower Spinach

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Kevin Sparrow
Tetragonia implexicoma

A trailing, scrambling or climbing succulent coastal plant with a 2 metre spread and thick bright green succulent edible leaves that have a similar flavour to spinach. This plant has small scented single yellow flowers followed by edible red berries. It prefers light sandy soil in an open sunny position, is extremely tolerant to coastal conditions and makes a good ground cover in dry sandy areas that can be used to stabilise soils. 

Type: 
Groundcover
Perennial herb
Height: 
0 - 0.5m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Spring
Light: 
Sun
Water Requirement: 
Low
Tolerates: 
Sandy Soil
Full Coastal Exposure
Some Coastal Exposure
Dry conditions
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Birds
Lizard Habitat
Plant Origin: 
Local Native
Natural Occurence: 
Vic/NSW/SA/Tas
Bush Tucker Plant: 
Yes

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