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Ground elder is a terrible weed with delicious leaves. But is the root edible too?

Wikipedia:

Aegopodium podagraria, commonly called ground elder, herb gerard, bishop's weed, goutweed, and snow-in-the-mountain, is a perennial plant in the carrot family (Apiaceae) that grows in shady places.

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The tender leaves have been used in antiquity and throughout the Middle Ages as a spring leaf vegetable, much as spinach was used.

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I found this on http://www.dgsgardening.btinternet.co.uk/freefood.htm

Ground-elder Aegopodium podagraria all parts edible young leaves in salads or cooked as a spinach, roots dried and ground into a flour.

Jeannet

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