Aegopodium (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Aegopodium (Sturtevant, 1919)

Aegopodium podagraria

Aegopodium podagraria Linn. Umbelliferae. ASHWEED. BISHOP'SWEED. GOUTWEED. GROUND ASH. HERB GERARD.

Europe and adjoining Asia. Lightfoot[1] says the young leaves are eaten in the spring in Sweden and Switzerland as greens. It is mentioned by Gerarde[2]. In France it is an inmate of the flower garden, especially a variety with variegated leaves.
  1. Lightfoot, J. Fl. Scot. 1:170. 1789.
  2. Johns, C. A. Treas. Bot. 1 :23. 1870.