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Centocchio, Stellaria media

Family of cariofillaceae

It is a very common herb found in kitchen gardens or along the ditches of fields or near the ruins of rural houses.

Spring is the best period to pick up this herb, which can be used in mixed salads, flavoured with "salvastrella" and chicory, or sautéed with butter.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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