Bower Spinach

Tetragonia implexicoma (Miq.) Hook.f.

Bower spinach is a scrambling subshrub that forms dense leafy patches with stems that are long and trailing, often succulent and coloured red or pink when young, maturing to dark green to brown-black and becoming woody. The leaves are alternate, clustered and fleshy. The yellow flowers are solitary. The fruits are 5–8 millimetres (0.20–0.31 in) long, pink to dark red, succulent berries which are eaten by birds and lizards.

This is a common bushfood leaves are reminiscent to that of spinach and the edible fruit is salty-sweet

How to identify Tetragonia implexicoma?

What habitats does Tetragonia implexicoma live in?

Coastal areas where soil moisture is minimal and coastal salt winds are strong

What is the distribution of Tetragonia implexicoma?

Found mainly in coastal regions of New Zealand and Southern Australia From Western Australia To Southern NSW including Tasmania

How big does Tetragonia implexicoma grow?

Up to 4 metres In ground cover

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