Rainforest spinachElatostema reticulatum
Common Names: Rainforest spinach, soft nettle
Tuesday, 18 September 2007
A herbaceaous plant to about 30 cm tall in subtropical rainforest, along
streams in the bed-low bank position, or in otherwise wet sites. From southern
NSW to north-east Queensland.
I had some growing in a very damp and shaded area in Maleny for many years but the scrub turkeys did it in eventually.
The taste is delicate, with a slightly 'mucously' texture - much more discrete than our native spinach - Warrigal greens - Tetragonia tetraganoides.