The plant is a weed that shoots only when there is rain. Normally the crop fields are weeded, but when food gets short, these consumable weeds are spared and only uprooted later in the season.
Edible part(s), preparation methods and palatability
Leaves are edible. They are cooked and added to other foodstuff for consumption during the hard times before harvest, when the rains just started and nothing else is ready for consumption.
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Sample location (s)
(1) Bedessa Woreda (North Omo); (2) Koindo-Koyisha (North Omo)
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