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Dysphania ambrosioides (Linnaeus) Mosyakin & Clemants. Mexican-Tea, Epazote. Hab: Disturbed habitats; common, probably native southward. Dist: Widespread in North America to South America, the original range unclear.

Origin/Endemic status: Neotropics

Synonymy: = Ar, FNA4, Il, Mi, NE, NY, Ok, Pa, Tn, Va; = Chenopodium ambrosioides – S13; = Chenopodium ambrosioides var. ambrosioides – F, Tat; < Ambrina ambrosioides (L.) Spach – S; < Chenopodium ambrosioides – C, G, NcTx, RAB, Tx, W, WH3, Bassett & Crompton (1982), Wahl (1954); < Chenopodium ambrosioides var. ambrosioides – K1; < Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants – K3, K4

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 8

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