Chenopodium botrys

Chenopodium botrys

Jerusalem Oak Goosefoot (Chenopodium botrys), also called Feathered Geranium, is a flowering plant in the genus Chenopodium, the goosefoots. It is native to the Mediterranean region.

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.

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 synonym deriving from the latter.

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