Leaves ovate to arrow-shaped, mostly entire, occasionally toothed, the lower ones stalked.
Origin unknown (possibly W Asia)
Sometimes used as a vegetable, especially as a cool season crop in Victoria and Tasmania. Although undoubtedly a healthy vegetable, the iron content has probably been exaggerated.
Commercial cultivars include: 'Boomsdale Long Standing', 'Dominant', 'Giant Leaved Winter', 'Hybrid 102', 'Royal Denmark', 'Winter Hybrid'.
Source: (1997). Chenopodiaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.