mountain spinach

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Related to mountain spinach: orache, TSX, Mountain Spinach Orach
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Noun1.Mountain spinach - Asiatic plant resembling spinach often used as a potherbmountain spinach - Asiatic plant resembling spinach often used as a potherb; naturalized in Europe and North America
orach, orache - any of various herbaceous plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in deserts and salt marshes
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Although several plants are variously referred to as "spinach," including New Zealand Spinach (Tetragonia tetragonoides), Malabar Spinach (Basella alba), Amaranth (Amaranthus spp.), Mountain Spinach or Orach (Atriplex hortensis), "true" Spinach is Spinacia oleracea, botanical Latin for "this one's edible."
Self-seeding flowers, herbs and vegetables that show up in early spring include arugula, calendula, chamomile, cilantro, dill, breadseed poppies and brilliant red orach (mountain spinach).
Orach (also sold as mountain spinach) grows 3 feet tall if leaves are pinched off regularly; otherwise, it can reach up to 9 feet.

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