Chenopodium ambrosioides, Linn.

John Lindley, 1838, Chenopodium, Flora Medica, London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, pp. 347-349 : 349

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Chenopodium ambrosioides


723. C. ambrosioides Linn. sp. pi. 320. Röm. and Sch. ii. 260. Torrey fl. amer. i. 295.

- Common in waste places in the United States. (Mexican tea.)

An annual. Stem 1-2 feet high, much branched, often spreading, green, a little downy. Leaves lanceolate, 1§ inch long, on short stalks, acute at the base, remotely toothed; the upper ones almost linear. Racemes simple, axillary, leafy; about 2 inches long, erect. Flowers green. - All the plant has an agreeable penetrating smell. It has been used with advantage in the treatment of nervous diseases, and Plenck commends it in chorea.