Dysphania botrys

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Dysphania botrys
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
Tribe: Dysphanieae
Genus: Dysphania
Species: D. botrys
Binomial name
Dysphania botrys
(L.) Mosyakin & Clemants

Chenopodium botrys L.

Dysphania botrys (syn. Chenopodium botrys), the Jerusalem oak goosefoot,[1] sticky goosefoot[2] or 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.


  1. ^ "Dysphania botrys". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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