Garden orach

Atriplex hortensis

Find this plant in Hortus Dijkspark.

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Garden Orache - You do not break social taboos The answer you planted into the twenty sixth of thirty plant beds in the Dijksgracht park, part of the Twijfel Zaaien/Casting Doubts project. Latin name: Atriplex hortensis Artist family: Modernist
 Colour: Red Seed Care

With: Seed Care

Description

Garden Orache is a Eurasian species native to Asia and Europe, and widely naturalized in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. It is a hardy, annual plant, with an erect, branching stem, varying in height from two to six feet, according to the variety and soil. The Garden Orache has a salty, spinach-like taste. The leaves are used cooked or in salads. It was commonly grown in Mediterranean regions from early times until spinach became the more favored leaf vegetable. The leaves can come in red, white and green varieties. It is commonly grown as a warm weather alternative to spinach because it is more tolerant of heat and slower to bolt in warm weather. The green leaves were once used to color pasta in Italy.