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Categories: Grains and Forage Crops

My attention has been brought to a plant called Sacaline by an Eastern

plant dealer. He states that this plant will grow in any kind of soil

and needs practically no water.

The plant Sacaline (Polygonum saghalience) was introduced to California

as a dry-land forage plant about 1893, and has never demonstrated any

particular forage value. It is a browsing shrub, making woody stem, and

cattle will eat it readily when not provided with better food. It has

possible value on waste land, but probably is in no sense superior to

the native shrubs of California which serve that purpose. It is a

handsome ornamental plant for gardens or parks.