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    Common names include poor-man's asparagus, perennial goosefoot, lincolnshire spinach, Markery, English mercury, mercury goosefoot

    Habit/Size 1 ft. height, 1 ft. width
    Germination variable temp stratification helps germination
    Requirements full sun to partial shade
    Zones USDA 3-9
    Life Cycle perennial
    Harvest leaves (raw or cooked), young shoots (peeled and cooked), flowers (cooked), seed (soak 12+ hours)
    Uses edible (leaves, shoots, flowers, seed), medicinal, dye
    Notes best to direct sow
    Breed Status open pollinated
    Seeds Per Oz. ≈ 4530

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