Botanical name: Atriplex nummularia
Common name: Old Man Saltbush
Noongar name: Purngep, Pining or Binga
Description: A woody shrub up to 3m high, grown in the ground or pots.
Soil/habitat: Tolerates drought, salinity and sandy soil in the wild, a rich and loamy, but free-draining soil.
Cultural use: Commonly used today as a livestock grazing plant. The seeds and leaves are viable bush tucker, with the leaves salty in flavour and rich in protein, antioxidants and minerals. Enjoy leaves blanched, sautéed, wrapped around meat or fish, used in salads, or for stuffing poultry or dried as a herb or sprinkle.