Edible plant?

Edible plant?

Observation - Edible plant?. Description: The fresh, new leaves of this woodland floor growing plant were being picked by a Chinese Gentleman who did not speak English. He communicated to me by gestures that he was going to cook and then eat them. He only picked the smaller leaves and had two c

The fresh, new leaves of this woodland floor growing plant were being picked by a Chinese Gentleman who did not speak English. He communicated to me by gestures that he was going to cook and then eat them. He only picked the smaller leaves and had two carrier bags full of them. Does anyone recognise the plant?