Polygonum aviculare – Famine Foods

Polygonum aviculare

Uses

France: seeds recommended as a famine food to be mixed with “Saracen” wheat. China: leaves and shoot eaten. Manchuria: tips of shoots eaten.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
L.; Bert. ex Meisan; Kar. & Kir.
Misc:
Chemical composition: Sugar = 2.5%. Ash = 2.44%. Very rich in zinc.

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