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Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba var. rubra
 Basella alba
Family: Basellaceae
Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach
Origin: Africa, South East Asia
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Edible

Very pretty and unusual plant for decorating pergolas and hanging baskets and for eating in salads and other healthy ways. Thrives in hot weather. The Malabar Spinach is a common vegetable in tropical Africa and southeast Asia, where it originated. Only the young leaves are eaten. To prepare, boil and discard water. Young leaves can be added to a green salad. The whole plant is used as a mind sedative. Propagation: Seeds.


 Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba var. rubra

Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba var. rubra
Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba var. rubra
Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba var. rubra
Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba var. rubra
Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba var. rubra
Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba var. rubra
Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba var. rubra


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Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach. Very pretty and unusual plant for decorating pergolas and hanging baskets and for eating in salads and other healthy ways. Thrives in hot weather. The Malabar Spinach is a common vegetable in tropical Africa and southeast Asia, where it originated. Only the young leaves are eaten. To prepare, boil and discard water. Young leaves can be added to a green salad. The whole plant is used as a mind sedative. Propagation: Seeds.
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Ullucus tuberosus, Ulluco, Melluco, Papa Lisa

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Family: Basellaceae
Ulluco, Melluco, Papa Lisa
Origin: South America, Andes
Vine or creeperSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEdible

Tuberous perennial.

The leaves are crunchy and tasty, and may be eaten fresh or steaed, in much the same way as one would use spinach. The colorful tubers are best boiled or stir-fried.


 Ullucus tuberosus, Ulluco, Melluco, Papa Lisa

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