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A slender, open, leafy, green spike. 5 stamens.
The fruit is a seed (achene) which is enclosed by two triangular, fused bracteoles.
A prostrate growing annual plant with triangular, opposite leaves. The upper leaves are narrower than the lower leaves. It's angular stems are usually red and in the autumn the entire plant often turns red. The leaves and branches of Babington's Orache are more mealy than the similar-looking Spear-leaved Orache.
The leaves are edible when cooked. The seeds can be ground down and used in bread-making.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Frankton's Saltbush, Glabrous Orache, Maritime Saltbush, Northeastern Saltbush, Orache, Scotland Orache, Seaside Orache, Smooth Orache.
Beaches, sand dunes, seaside.