It is an annual weed with its spikes
alternatively coloured white, pink and white again.
preparation methods and palatability
Leaves are consumed boiled like cabbage.
Konso farmers reported that when prepared with butter it is very delicious
and liked by people. It is eaten both in bad and good times (mostly available
in March and April).
Widely grown in the lowlands and midlands
as a weed.
Propagates by seeds.
Jarso Kebele, Konso
1 Parts of the following
description have been taken from Stroud A, Parker C, 1989: p. 14/15