Chenopodium vulvaria

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Stinking Goosefoot
Chenopodium vulvaria - Woodville.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Chenopodium
Species: C. vulvaria
Binomial name
Chenopodium vulvaria
L.

Stinking goosefoot (Chenopodium vulvaria), or notchweed, is a foul-smelling plant or weed. The plant is a member of the genus Chenopodium, the goosefoots.

Distribution[edit]

Its native distribution is practically pan-European and extends eastward to Pakistan. However, it has also naturalised in Australia, California and parts of South America.

The world distribution

Etymology[edit]

The specific epithet comes from the Latin term vulva ("external female genitalia"), in reference to the characteristic odour of the crushed leaves.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Botanical Latin" William T. Stearn

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