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Dysphania botrys, the Jerusalem Oak Goosefoot (syn. Chenopodium botrys), also called Feathered Geranium, is a flowering plant in the genus Dysphania (the glandular goosefoots). It is native to the Mediterranean region.
Jerusalem Oak Goosefoot was formerly classed in the genus Ambrosia, with the binomial name Ambrosia mexicana. It is naturalised in the United States and Mexico, the old species synonym deriving from the latter.
The plant has a strong scent, reminiscent of stock cubes, and can be used as a flavouring in cooking. It is cultivated as a hardy annual by gardeners.
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Chenopodium botrys
- USDA Plants Database: Chenopodium botrys
- Chenopodium botrys - Photo gallery
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