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Boerhaavia (Sturtevant, 1919)

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

Boerhaavia repens Linn.

Nyctagineae. HOG-WEED.

Cosmopolitan tropics. According to Ainslie, the leaves are eaten in India, and Graham says in the Deccan it is sometimes eaten by the natives as greens. It is a common and troublesome weed of India. The young leaves are eaten by the natives as greens and made into curries.