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Plants >>> Dysphania schraderiana
Observed in a farm plot near Eldoret, Kenya, Africa. December 2012.
HERBACEOUS: Tall weed, sometimes surpassing 1 m with several stems.
FLOWERS: The flowers are very small, green and set into axillary
clusters. The flowering stems have reduced leaves and appear spike-like.
LEAVES: Leaves are pinnately lobed and covered with small, gland-tipped
hairs. The glands release very strong, aromatic compounds.
RANGE: This plant is found in many parts of the Eastern Hemisphere and
there is some confusion as to which varieties should be regarded as separate
species. It is frequent in farms, gardens and disturbed soils.
FRUIT: Small seeds form singly from each of the many small flowers.
Chenopodiaceae -- Goosefoot Family
now placed as a Sub-Family within the Amaranthaceae
Kenya Natural History
Michael J. Plagens, Created on 10 June 2013