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Wild Edible Of The Week - Week 3 - "Good King Henry"

Botanical name : Chenopodium Bonus-Henricus

Common name : Good King Henry


Physical appearance : A medium sized perennial with large, finely toothed, triangular leaves.

Edible parts : Leaves and stems.

Best places to find : Roadsides, cultivated ground

Time of year : The leaves and stems can be picked all year round. The stems may become "woody" in texture, later on in the season.

Serving suggestions : The leaves and stems can be prepared like spinach or asparagus - boiled quickly until tender then served with salt and melted butter. The leaves make a flavourful addition to salads.

NB - Please be sure you know what you are picking. Many plants look similar to one another and many can be poisonous! Please seek professional instruction if you are unsure!

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