Any Polish-Americans who can help ID wild edible?
My father grew up in coastal Connecticut during the Great Depression, and his family used to forage for wild edibles out of necessity (he mentions that my grandmother, like most of the Polish women he knew, was an excellent mushroom hunter). In addition, he says that he would gather fiddleheads, sweet flag, dandelion greens, and something that he only knew by its Polish name, Komosa. From his description (arrow-shaped leaves an inch or two in length, tasting like spinach), I believe Komosa was probably Chenopodium bonus-henricus (Good King Henry) or a similar Chenopodium. I don't think it was lambs-quarters because Dad says the leaves weren't fuzzy. His mother used to prepare it the way she prepared all of her greens - boiled with salt pork.
Strangely, my late mother, who came from a different part of Poland from my grandmother, had never heard of Komosa.
Do any of you know what Komosa is, or can you give me some suggestions? Should I cross-post this on the herbs forum?