Tetragonia Tetragonioides

Tetragonia Tetragonioides

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Tetragonia tetragonioides (or previously T.expansa) is a leafy groundcover also known as New Zealand Spinach, Warrigal Greens, Kokihi, Sea Spinach, Botany Bay Spinach, Tetragon and Cook's Cabbage. It is native to New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Chile and Argentina. The species, rarely used by M ori or other indigenous people as a leaf vegetable, was first mentioned by Captain Cook. It was immediately picked, cooked, and pickled to help fight scurvy, and taken with the crew of the Endeavour. It spread when the explorer and botanist Joseph Banks took seeds back to Kew Gardens during the latter half of the 18th century.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Placpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613625123X
  • 9786136251233