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Ambrosia (Chenopodium botrys)?

Posted by butterflylion 7bGA (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 13, 11 at 23:41

I saw seed for this in the 2011 Select Seeds catalog. Ambrosia (Chenopodium botrys) is described as "RARE!" and as a "filler for fresh bouquets." Have you grown it?

Here is a link that might be useful: Ambrosia

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RE: Ambrosia (Chenopodium botrys)?

I just finished the book, Wormwood, by Sue Wittig Albert, who researched Shaker living in a village in Kentucky. Shakers were heavily into herbs used as medicinal and culinary. The herbs were processed on their farms, and sold to the public. Medicinal sales waned with the introduction of modern medicine. Ambrosia, Chenopodium botrys was a medicinal herb used by the Shakers. It is considered poisonous.

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