Atriplex nummularia Old Man Saltbush Bush Food
3m x 2-4m
Fl. Most of year
Widespread in the inland semi-arid and arid regions of mainland Australia. It is usually, but not always, found on saline, clay soils in low lying areas like flood plains.
Erect shrub with large round silver leaves and greyish clusters of small flowers along the stems. Frost/drought hardy, adaptable to most soils, full sun to part shade. Suited to hedges, understorey, large rockeries, bushfood garden, tubs. High value stock fodder. Salt substitute.