aegopodium podagraria

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ground elder

ground elder

A food source imported into England by the Romans that got out of control. Also called Bishop’s weed, has white flower clusters like poison hemlock, but leaves are very different, more like an Elder (but unrelated). Small white 5-petal flowers. Very invasive nuisance plant that takes over other plants, even a tiny piece of root left in ground grows new plants, making this is a limitless food source. All aboveground parts are edible (not roots) Young leaves used as salad greens. Pinch off pre-flowering bugs to keep leaves more nutritious. Plant is diuretic and laxative. Used medicinally for gout, arthritis, rheumatism, bladder disorders. Has triangular stem (no toxic lookalike does)
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Morphological and physiological dormancy in seeds of Aegopodium podagraria (Apiaceae) broken successively during cold stratification.
Roedd llysiau'r gymalwst (Aegopodium podagraria; ground elder), blodyn neidr (Silene dioica; red campion) yr hesg (Phragmites australis; common reed), a choed coed ysgawen, onnen a sycamorwydden i'w gweld o boptu'r llwybr.
walisii Regel [77] APIALES Apiaceae Aegopodium podagraria [31] Angelica archangelica L.
If you have poor, shaded soil, a bold choice is variegated ground elder, Aegopodium podagraria Variegatum.
The undergrowth is dominated by Galium odoratum Scop., Aegopodium podagraria L., Convallaria majalis L., Carex sylvatica Huds., and C.
Wrth ochr y llwybr roedd llysiau'r gymalwst (Aegopodium podagraria; 'ground elder') yn tyfu'n dal a chryf.