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Good King Henry, or Mercury, or Pap-Wort
Fruit and Vegetables
Endangered
Lincolnshire

A tall herb (Chenopodium bonus-henricus), the leaves used like spinach.

Also called Poor-man's Asparagus, Allgood, Blite, Goosefoot, Lincolnshire Spinach or Markery, there is good evidence that this plant has been eaten since Anglo-Saxon times. It fell from favour in the 19th century, but is still cultivated in Lincolnshire.


Good King Henry



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