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Chinese spinach can mean any of several plants grown as leaf vegetables in China (among other places):
- Amaranthus dubius, (simplified Chinese: 苋菜; traditional Chinese: 莧菜; pinyin: xiàncài), often bearing red or purple marks
- Amaranthus tricolor
- Capsella bursa-pastoris, "shepherd's purse", (simplified Chinese: 荠菜; traditional Chinese: 薺菜; pinyin: jìcài)
- Ipomoea aquatica, (蕹菜; wèngcài) semi-aquatic with hollow stems and long, lance-shaped leaves. Sold as "Ong Choy" or "On Choy" in West Coast North American Chinese markets.
- Malabar spinach, (落葵; luòkuí) with thick, succulent, heart-shaped leaves