Calligonum pallasia L'Herit. Polygonaceae.
Caspian region, Russia and Siberia. The roots when pounded are said to furnish a mucilaginous, edible substance resembling gum tragacanth.
Calligonum polygonoides Linn.
Armenia, Persia and northwestern India. The abortive flowers, which fall in great numbers, are, in the south Punjab and sometimes in Sind, swept up, made into bread, or cooked with ghee and eaten.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.