orache


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orache

also

orach

(ôr′ĭch, ŏr′-)
n.
Any of various plants of the genus Atriplex, especially A. hortensis, having edible leaves that taste somewhat like spinach.
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The uppermost part of the column (sample A), dated to the 17th century is characterized by anthropogenic species like fat hen (most numerous), oak-leaved goosefoot (Chenopodium glaucum), spear-leaved orache (Atriplex prostrata), nettles (Urtica dioica, U.
Another theory is that a close relative of lambs quarter, orache, was an integral part of the pagan harvest celebration on the first of August, or ammas quarter.
For example, crops such as spinach, beets, chard, tetragonia, blite, quinoa and orache all belong to the goosefoot family, Chenopodiaceae.
However, the commonest plants found in these areas include sea-lavenders (Limonium), Buck's-horn plantain (Plantago coronopus), orache (Atriplex hastata), sedges such as mud rush (Juncus gerardi), or Poaceae such as wall barley (Hordeum murinum), brome (Bromus hordeaceus), and Glyceria festuciformis.