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Ground Elder

Observed: 28th March 2011 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in Plants
Ground Elder
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Description:

Rough area in garden probably the most annoying weed. The leaves are very simmilar to that of a true elder sambucus nigra the flowers are white stalked in umbrella shaped clusters,also called gout weed as it was thought to cure gout.This plant was introduced from the continent and was boiled like spinach they think it was probably the romans who introduced it

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Species with which Ground-elder (Aegopodium podagraria) interacts

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anonymous spotter's picture

It is actually -

quite pleasant as a vegetable, if you want to get some use out of the pesky stuff!

Fenwickfield's picture

tempted

I might give it a go,say's that you use the new leaves.

Fenwickfield

anonymous spotter's picture

Yes -

as with garlic mustard or wild garlic, the young leaves are the best. (Try the latter in salads or a cheese butty).