Other names: Turkey Rhubarb, arrowhead vine, potato vine, rambling dock or climbing sorre
Scientific name: Acetosa sagittata
Arabic names: البطاطا الحلوة (al bataatah al hulwah)
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Approximate number of species known:
Common parts used: Whole herb, sprouts
Actions: Used as vegetable
Native to South Africa, considered a weed in Australia and New Zeland. The leaves have a very unique arrow shape, are normally 6-10cm long, and 3-5cm wide It grows in waste areas, although its sometimes cultivated. It has a soft stem.
Known as a nutritious plant, it contains Vitamins A, B vitamins, C, E, K and a varitey of minerals and trace minerals. A green plant famed for its high chlorophyll content. When in bloom it contains beautiful purple flowers.