Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3069

Forb
Annual/Weak perennial
Monoecious

Non-native? the original range unclear (probably native southwards)
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
5 persistent sepals
Petals absent
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Dysphania ambrosioides   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dysphania ambrosioides   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 064-03-001:
Chenopodium ambrosioides   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Chenopodium ambrosioides var. ambrosioides

LESS THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Chenopodium ambrosioides var. ambrosioides

 

COMMON NAME:
Mexican-tea, Epazote


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picture of Chenopodium ambrosioides, image of Dysphania ambrosioides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cham_001_lvd

        

picture of Chenopodium ambrosioides, image of Dysphania ambrosioides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cham_003_lvd

        

picture of Chenopodium ambrosioides, image of Dysphania ambrosioides

Roxanna Martin    rlm71410_101

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves nearly entire to coarsely sinuate-serrate or dentate to lobed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Chenopodium ambrosioides, image of Dysphania ambrosioides

Roxanna Martin    rlm91010_19

September    Spartanburg County    SC

The source of Chenopodium oil used to treat stock for intestinal worms, per Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry.

picture of Chenopodium ambrosioides, image of Dysphania ambrosioides

Roxanna Martin    rlm9110_3

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Inflorescence usually very leafy-bracteate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Chenopodium ambrosioides, image of Dysphania ambrosioides

Roxanna Martin    rlm91210_3

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves have resinous glands or hairs, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Chenopodium ambrosioides, image of Dysphania ambrosioides

Roxanna Martin    rlm91910_22

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Inflorescence of paniculate spikes of cymules, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Chenopodium ambrosioides, image of Dysphania ambrosioides

Roxanna Martin    rlm101010_34

October    Spartanburg County    SC

Each flower with 5 sepals, 5 stamens, and 2-3 stigmas; petals absent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.