- leaves are edible raw.
- young leaves are more tender and less bitter than older leaves.
- young shoots are edible raw.
- leaves are suitable as a soup thickener.
- seeds are edible raw.
- seeds have a palatable, nut-like flavour.
- flower buds and flowers are edible.
- fruits are edible.
- grows in meadows, roadsides, disturbed sites and gardens.