Chenopodium botrys

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Chenopodium botrys

Distribution

- Southern parts of Europe, Siberia, Pennsylvania in sandy waste places. (Jerusalem Oak)

Description

An annual. Stem about a foot high, branched, downy, and a little viscid. Leaves stalked, 2 inches long, deeply sinuate, with the segments toothed. Racemes panicled, very large; branches somewhat one-sided. Flowers distinct, on very short pedicels. Seeds smooth, not shining, Torrey. - The whole plant is powerfully and agreeably fragrant It Is reported by French physicians to be a valuable expectorant, and to have been employed with much advantage in catarrh and humoral asthma.

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