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Basic Collection Information and Status
Atriplex (Atriplex hortensis, Amaranthaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   Taos Pueblo
Collection Site   New Mexico, United States (latitude: 35°; altitude: 5,000 ft / 1,500 m)
Collection Year   1991
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Also known as "mountain spinach" or "wild spinach." Cultivated in northern New Mexico and used as a summer green. Grows 2-5' tall. Leaves are good raw or cooked. A good volunteer plant.
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Collection Site
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Characterization and Evaluation
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Atriplex IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
Greens are excellent sources of vitamins, calcium and iron. Thin seedlings to allow plants space to grow. Add them to a salad!The small seeds should be broadcast or raked in.These annuals are insect pollinated; do not grow different varieties of the same species if saving seed. Seed pods form along the flower stalk. Allow to mature and dry before harvesting. Place dried seed heads in a paper or cloth sack, strip off seeds, and winnow out chaff.
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