Epazote, Mexican Tea
Annuals, Herbs, Perennials
Most of these spinach relations are weeds, but some are eaten. Individual flowers are greenish, insignificant.
Plant in late spring and harvest in fall. Needs short days and mild weather to bloom and set seed; takes light frost. After harvest, seeds are rinsed to remove surface bitterness, then cooked like rice. (The saponins in unwashed quinoa trigger anallergic reaction in some people.) Excellent production inhigh Rocky Mountain valleys.Strains that yield at low elevation are also available.Chenopodium ambrosioides
Strongly scentedleaves to 5 in. long, deeplytoothed. Sometimes grown orcollected roadside as seasoning for Mexican dishes.
Native to Mexico. Grown for the heady, powerfully sweetfragrance of its flowers. Eachrhizome (actually...
Perennial. FromAustralia. Variable. Some formsare prostrate, others upright to2 1/2 ft.; fleshy stems ...
Strongly scentedleaves to 5 in. long, deeplytoothed. Sometimes grown orcollected roadside as seasoning...