Fat Hen, Chenopodium album

Edible Parts:

· Leaves

· Stems and shoots


Great stir-fried with oil/butter and garlic and eaten with potatoes and other vegetables.

When and where to find it: 

Grows between May and October, you usually see 2-3 crops a year. It grows in disturbed, cultivated ground, roadsides and gardens as a weed.

Other Observations: 

Pick young plants up to 15cm, or when the flowers appear to avoid any confusion with Black nightshade (they are very similar in plant, but the flowers are different)

Author: Paul

Paul has had an interest in the outdoors since he was a young kid. Walking, tracking and exploring the wilderness around him, from disused overgrown railway lines to the vast wilderness of the UK national parks. Over the last few years Paul has honed his skills into specific areas of bushcraft and survival. He is an expert in map reading, shelter building and knots, traps and fishing.


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