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Epazote
Epazote. The flower and seed stalks are ornamental. An essential oil from the plant can be toxic, which is why the plant shown here was growing in the Poisonous Plants section of the Montreal Botanical Garden. English photo for the Winter 2007-2008 Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener.


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EpazoteA lesser-known plant seasoning that is used throughout Latin America but is only beginning to be found in New England markets is epazote (Chenopodium ambrosioides, syn. Dysphania ambrosioides). Pronounced eh-paw-ZOE-tey, this plant has a wonderfully diverse number of uses but is especially effective in traditional Mexican dishes.

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Growing fruit or ornamental trees or shrubs can be a lucrative diversification for a farm, the sole purpose of a farm, or a rewarding hobby. John Bunker, coordinator of Fedco Trees, discussed growing stock for Fedco Trees at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show in January.

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