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Edible, Perennial, Weed, An extremely variable, usually robust, glabrous or pubescent herb, with short stout erect stem and numerous adventitious roots.
Flowers appear April to September and are inconspicuous greenish-brown with white to purple stamens. Narrow cylindrical, dense spike of greenish flowers clustered on spikes from the center of plant and seeds form all down the flower stem.
Capsules are split across the middle into 2 equal segments containing 6-20 brown, glossy, ridged seeds. Seeds are edible by wildlife., Capsule globose or subconic, 2-3 mm. long, 3-34-seeded.