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Several of these have popped up in an area of mixed salad leaves and in a large pot for another shrub. Tall and not yet in flower.

Help please to identify this plant/weed

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  • Posted: Mon. 27th July 2020 11:27

Re: Help please to identify this plant/weed

Reply from Simon Hickmott

Fat Hen (Chenopodium album). It is in flower: those green clusters are the flowers. it's a common arable weed, but also edible.

  • Posted: Mon. 27th July 2020 16:50

Re: Re: Help please to identify this plant/weed

Reply from Nicola

Thanks Simon! A follower of ours agrees to. Much appreciated for helping out:)

  • Posted: Mon. 27th July 2020 17:13

Re: Help please to identify this plant/weed

Reply from Nicola

Hi there, a friendly follower on our social media says:

"Looks like “ fat hen” it’s a weed"

Hope that helps?

  • Posted: Mon. 27th July 2020 17:11

Re: Help please to identify this plant/weed

Reply from Nicola

Hi again, a very interesting comment to share from a follower on social media

"Although to be fair, Fat Hen is edible in all its parts and the seed is especially rich in oils. It was a staple food of our ancestors and is a useful indicator of medieval middens."

Very interesting and wanted to share!

  • Posted: Mon. 27th July 2020 18:28