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Boerhaavia repens.

Botanical name:

Boerhaavia repens Linn. Nyctagineae. Hog-Weed.

Cosmopolitan tropics. According to Ainslie, the leaves are eaten in India, and Graham says in the Deccan it is sometimes eaten by the natives as greens. It is a common and troublesome weed of India. The young leaves are eaten by the natives as greens and made into curries.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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