Aegopodium podagraria

Aegopodium podagraria

Aegopodium podagraria L.
Engl.: goutweed, bishop's elder, bishop's goutweed, bishopsweed, bishopswort, English masterwort, goatweed, ground ash, ground elder, herb Gerard, Jack-jump-about, pigweed, wild masterwort.
Deu.: Giersch, Geissfuss, Podagrakraut, Zipperleinskraut.
Suom.: vuohenputki.
Sven.: kirskål, kers, qualler, skvallerkål.

Goutweed omelet.

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Henriette's herbal blog: I only started liking this abundant wild green a year or so ago.

Gout.

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Goutweed as spinach.

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Henriette's herbal blog: It's a nice leaf vegetable, if you like the taste of anise.

Angelica pipe.

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Henriette's herbal blog: Or, well, umbellifer pipe, really.

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Young leaf, still half folded up. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 2005-05-12.

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Young leaf, still half folded up. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 2005-05-12.

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Young leaf, still half folded up. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 2005-05-12.

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Spring growth. This spreads by root runners much more than by seed, so it usually forms dense mats. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 2005-05-12.

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Lush spring growth. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 2005-05-12.

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Leaves of Angelica sylvestris and Aegopodium podagraria. Liljendal, Finland. Wild. 1996-05-01.

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Flowering plant. More culinary than medicinal, you go get the small leaves when they are still very light green and use them as a potherb. Acquired taste (means I don't like it). Vantaa, Finland. Wild. 1992-06-01.