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Chenopodium ambrosiodes

Common Name(s): Mexican tea epazote; wormseed
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 150 to 210 (days)
Abs.Max=88° (F)    Opt.Max=72° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=39° (F)
Precipitation: 31 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 28° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Very bright
Oil used as worm remedy. Probable origin neotropics. Previously cultivated in Illinois.
Rhizoctonia, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Anthrachose
Additive - flavoring, Harmful Org. Host - crop disease, Harmful Org. Host - crop pests, Material - essent oils, Medicinal - folklore, Weed - possible seed contam., Poison - mammals
Subtropical-humid, steppe and semi-arid, tropical-wet and dry
Geographical Origin:
Wide spread in subtropics, Wide spread in tropics
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