Carew, H. John Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
Sumner, Donald R. Department of Plant Pathology, Georgia Coastal Plain Station, Tifton, Georgia.
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A cool-season annual, Spinacia oleracea, of Asiatic origin, belonging to the plant order Caryophyllales. Spinach is grown for its foliage (Fig. 1) and is served as a cooked vegetable or as a salad. New Zealand spinach (Tetragonia expansa) and Mountain spinach (Atriplex hortensis) are also called spinach, but they are less commonly grown. Spinach plants are usually dioecious. See also: Caryophyllales; Horticultural crops
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