Epazote

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Epazote

Chenopodium ambrosioides
Mexican Tea
2

4 feet
2

3 feet
Central and South America
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Part or full sun. Epazote is a weedy, resinous, woody-stemmed herb, with lance-like leaves and greenish flowers. Its strong musky scent has been likened to both perfume and gasoline. It has been used to flavor a variety of Mexican dishes — most famously, beans. (However, it is toxic to some individuals, so it is suggested to use it sparingly.)

Epazote is tolerant of drought and unimproved soils.

Maintenance

Plant in spring for summer use. Epazote tends to spread in a well-watered garden, but it is short-lived.

Features

Plant Type:
Herb
Size:
2-4' H, 2-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Butterflies
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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