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Re: edible weeds

Posted by sparks on October 6, 2012, 2:18 pm, in reply to "edible weeds"

Chaya, also known as "tree spinach," was one of the first plants offered by indigenous peoples of the Yucatan to the arriving Europeans. Chaya (from the Mayan “chay”) grows easily and is cultivated near homes throughout the coast of Jalisco as a source of food and medicine. In addition to chaya, the other important local species of the Euphorbiaceae (the Spurge family) are castor oil (Ricinus communis) and poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima).

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