(Chenopodium ambrosioides) Pungent, aromatic herb native to Central and South America. Traditionally used in bean dishes to impart a fuller flavor and alleviate flatulence; add leaves near the end of the cooking time. Both fresh and dried leaves can be used. Self-seeds readily. Annual.
Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds outdoors early in spring when ground
has warmed. Prefers rich well-drained soil and a
sheltered location out of the wind. Will readily
volunteer each year from dropped seeds.