OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Dysphania ambrosioides   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae   Go to FSUS key


(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dysphania ambrosioides   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dysphania ambrosioides

INCLUDED WITHIN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Chenopodium ambrosioides var. ambrosioides

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 064-03-001:
Chenopodium ambrosioides   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ambrina ambrosioides

 

COMMON NAME:
Mexican-tea, Epazote


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image of Dysphania ambrosioides, Mexican-tea, Epazote

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

        

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

        

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JK Marlow    jkm220705_8986

July    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Dysphania ambrosioides, Mexican-tea, Epazote

JK Marlow    jkm220705_8987

July    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Dysphania ambrosioides, Mexican-tea, Epazote

JK Marlow    jkm220705_8993

July    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Dysphania ambrosioides, Mexican-tea, Epazote

JK Marlow    jkm220705_8997

July    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Dysphania ambrosioides, Mexican-tea, Epazote

JK Marlow    jkm220705_9010

July    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

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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.

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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.

image of Dysphania ambrosioides, Mexican-tea, Epazote

Roxanna Martin    rlm9110_3

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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

image of Dysphania ambrosioides, Mexican-tea, Epazote

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.

image of Dysphania ambrosioides, Mexican-tea, Epazote

Roxanna Martin    rlm91910_22

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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

image of Dysphania ambrosioides, Mexican-tea, Epazote

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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Dysphania ambrosioides   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dysphania ambrosioides   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dysphania ambrosioides

INCLUDED WITHIN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Chenopodium ambrosioides var. ambrosioides

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 064-03-001:
Chenopodium ambrosioides   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ambrina ambrosioides

 

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3069

Forb
Annual/Weak perennial
Monoecious

Non-native? the original range unclear (probably native southwards)

Common

Habitat: Disturbed habitats; common, probably native southward, 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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