Fat Hen
Fact File
Taken at Turnberry on 19th August 2018 with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
 



 
Fat Hen.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Chenopodium album.
Chenopodiaceae.
Annual.
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Height:
Feature:

Wasteland.
10–150 cm tall.
The leaves and young shoots may be eaten as
a leaf vegetable, either steamed in its entirety,
or cooked like spinach, but should be eaten in
moderation due to high levels of oxalic acid.
As the common names suggest, it is also used as
feed (both the leaves and the seeds) for chickens.