TG2804 : Good King Henry (Chenopodium bonus-henricus)

taken 1 year ago, near to Framingham Pigot, Norfolk, Great Britain

Good King Henry  (Chenopodium bonus-henricus)
Good King Henry (Chenopodium bonus-henricus)
This plant is native to southern Europe and was spread further by the Romans. The leaves, stalks and flower buds are edible and the flavour is said to be similar to spinach. The plant's name is derived from the German "Guter Henrick" but the existence of many alternative names suggests that the plant has been known in Britain for a very long time. It was a feature of many Tudor gardens and reputedly formed part of the Anglo-Saxon diet. It was also a valuable food source for the poor and Scottish crofters are known to have resorted to eating it after field clearances (go to > LinkExternal link for more detailed information). According to historical records, the plant was extensively grown by farmers in Lincolnshire.
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Monday, 31 July, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 31 July, 2017
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Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2802 0443 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.3887N 1:21.8908E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2804 0443
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