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Epazote
Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Johanna Silver

Epazote

(Chenopodium ambrosioides)

Leaves have an aroma of anise or fennel; use them fresh or dried to season black beans, tamales, and enchiladas. Perennial; to 2 feet tall. Zones 8, 9, 14–24; annual elsewhere.

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