Herb latin name: Beta trigyna


Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)



Edible parts of Beta trigyna:

Root. It is supposed to be edible. Leaves - raw or cooked. Although we have found no records of their edibility, the plant belongs to a genus where the leaves are often used as food. The leaves of this species make an acceptable spinach.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
90 cm
(2 feet)

Flowering:
June
to July

Habitat of the herb:

Steppe, roadsides, seacoasts, cultivated land and grassy places in Turkey. Occasionally persists in fields in Britain.

Propagation of Beta trigyna:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 3 weeks at 15C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. If you have sufficient seed, it can be sown outdoors in situ in mid to late spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Steppe, roadsides, seacoasts, cultivated land and grassy places in Turkey. Occasionally persists in fields in Britain.

Medicinal use of Beta trigyna:

None known

Known hazards of Beta trigyna:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.