Latin Name: Acetosa sagittata
Description: A creeper, keeps growing from year to year up to 2 m high. The leaves are smooth and arrow-shaped. They are 3-7 cm long. They are pale green and soft. The flowers develop clusters of papery capsules about 1 cm wide changing from pale green to reddish-brown when mature.
Notes: It is sometimes cultivated in Java.
Edible Uses: The cooked leaves have a sweet-sour flavour. They are used in place of tamarind in stews.