Taxonomy

Chenopodium bonus-henricus | Good-King-Henry | Praiseach bhráthar

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Archaeophyte

Species Biology

Habitat

Roadsides and waste -places near houses or ruins

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Not known

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

Infrequent relic of ancient cultivation, formally more widespread and used originally a spinach. Mostly found near old cottages, churches and monasteries. It was grown as a vegetable for hundreds of years, but is now generally considered a weed.

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