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Central and South America
About This Plant
Part or full sun. Epazote is a weedy, resinous, woody-stemmed herb, with lance-like leaves and greenish flowers. Its strong musky scent has been likened to both perfume and gasoline. It has been used to flavor a variety of Mexican dishes — most famously, beans. (However, it is toxic to some individuals, so it is suggested to use it sparingly.)
Epazote is tolerant of drought and unimproved soils.
Plant in spring for summer use. Epazote tends to spread in a well-watered garden, but it is short-lived.