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botanical name:
Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata'
Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bishop's weed, Gout weed, Ground elder
family:  Apiaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.30m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: white & green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -39°C
USDA zone: 3 to 9
description:
Spreading ground cover plant with attractively variegated lobed leaves, green with bright creamy white edges. Vigorous and tough, but not as invasive as its dreaded relative. Will grow in a wide range of conditions.

cultivation:
Probably best to remove the flower heads. Requires little attentions, grows nearly anywhere.

usage:
Young leaves are edible and also used medicinally to treat gout, sciatica and joint pains.

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