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.
Atriplex patula L.* Halberd-Leaf Orache
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.