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A plant of the goosefoot family - a kind of wild spinach that grows on waste or disturbed ground. Its use as a food can be traced to the Bronze age. Pictured near Cople, Bedfordshire late September 2005.

14th Oct 2005 by Diane Earl

Biology, History, Science

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Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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