Epazote (Chenopodium ambrosioides) seeds, organic


Family:  Goosefoot  (Chenopodiaceae)

Perennial hardy to zone 8 to 12, often grown as an annual, 45 days to harvest

(Wormseed, Jesuit’s Tea, Mexican Tea, payqu, Dysphania ambrosioides)  Native to Mexico and the American SW, this pleasantly aromatic plant is the source of a potent spice.  The dried leaf is traditionally mixed in bean dishes.  Traditional usage (TWM): allays flatus, vermifuge. Strew seed on surface of sandy soil and keep moist until germination. Plant prefers full sun, dryish to mesic soils, and does well in standard garden soil or even waste places.


Please note:  We will rub this seed as long and hard as we can, and winnow until the cows come home, but the calyx is persistent, and there may be some seeds in the sample not yet divested of their green covering.  We’ve adjusted the seeds per gram accordingly.

1 g contains ~3,000 seeds
5 g contains ~15,000 seeds
10 g contains ~30,000 seeds
100 g contains ~ 300,000 seeds

Packet contains 300 seeds
Certified Organically Grown


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  1. Richo Cech

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    Taxonomists are continually refining plant names on the genus level. This is a hat tip to genetic botany, where relationships are elucidated by the genome not the sexual parts and other botanical determiners. Often the old genus names gave us a feel for the shared parentage of different species, and that was one thing that was really nice about it. Also, the old names made us feel like we could understand botany without having a test-tube in hand. The new names usually show that the plant is itself, which we already knew. I have retained the old relationship names as the primary Latin names for these plants, and put the new names in the description, which will make them searchable. I am unwilling to change names because of a test tube.

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