[PHOTO 1] Curled dock has slender, wavy-edged leaves that can reach over two feet in length, but such older blades should be boiled in two changes of water to remove any bitterness. [PHOTO 2] The Latin name for lamb's-quarters, Chenopodium album or "white goosefoot," refers to the leaf's shape and light undercoating. [PHOTO 3] Amaranth is sometimes grown for its seeds rather than its greens. [PHOTO 4] Even Henry David Thoreau liked purslane!
PHOTOS: MELINDA ALLAN