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By Uzzy

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Can anyone Identify this particular plant, its cropped up in some of my pots, looks like rocket ?? when picked wilted within 5 mins like weeds do ??

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Does look like rocket.

6 May, 2012


I also think it looks like fat hen, dont know its proper name, but it is a weed.

6 May, 2012


It also reminds me of Fat Hen - Chenopodium album

6 May, 2012


Many thanks, I think you are correct on Fat Hen ( Never heard of it before ) mind you some articles on line suggest you can harvest it? think I will just throw on my compost heap.

6 May, 2012


Fat hen gets my vote too - it's a weed!

6 May, 2012


a few leaves of it in a salad do add a peppery bite. my mum used to use it in salads back in the 60's when we were particularly skint. in fact we did a lot of hedgerow harvesting back then. when needs must and it wasnt trendy.

7 May, 2012

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