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Taxon: Dysphania botrys (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants

Genus: Dysphania
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
Tribe: Dysphanieae
Nomen number: 446551
Place of publication: Ukrayins'k. Bot. Zhurn. 59:383. 2002
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-May-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-May-2014
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 2 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • feather-geranium  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • Jerusalem-oak  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • Jerusalem-oak goosefoot  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • herbe à printemps  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • piment botris  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Bertholdskraut  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • klebriger Gänsefuß  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • ambrósia-dos-boticas  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • biengranada  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • ekmålla  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • xiang li  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (inflorescences used in dried arrangements fide Eur Gard F, as Chenopodium botrys L.); ornamental (inflorescences used in dried arrangements fide Eur Gard F, as Chenopodium botrys L.)

Distributional Range:


    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation, [Dagestan] Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation-Western Siberia [Western Siberia (s.)]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
    • CHINA: China [Xinjiang (n.)]


    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria (e.), Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part (s.)] Ukraine (w. & Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain

    Cultivated (also cult.)



    • EASTERN EUROPE: Lithuania


  1. Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  2. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  3. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  4. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Dysphania botrys (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?446551. Accessed 11 December 2018.