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bingo

Is this Fat Hen?

Is this Fat Hen and so, is it worth eating. I've got loads growing in the garden.
tahir

Dunno what it is but it's not fat hen
bingo

O.K. I won't eat it then.
zigs

not got me glasses on but it looks like dogs mercury, suprizing if its that big already, as its a spring plant.

pour some water on the leaves, it should form little silvery droplets, like mercury.

dont eat it.
hedgehogpie

Nope def. not Fat hen. This is Fat Hen:
Has slightly downy ('mealy') looking leaves.
doctoral

... looks like some kind of mint to me - has it ever been a herb garden?
Jamanda

I think maybe annual mercury. See here http://www.botanicalkeys.co.uk/flora/content/species.asp?351
It flowers through to October - so only really one month out.
cab

Yep, a mercury.
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