...it gave so grateful a quickness to a salad that it should never be omitted
--John Evelyn (1620-1706), English diarist, writer, and cultivator of gardens

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(Rumex scutatus and Rumex acetosa)

Rich in vitamin C, these lemony, tangy flat leaves are reputed to purify the blood. Because they are rich in oxalic acid, they should not be eaten by the truckload. See also Leafy Greens