Chenopodium botrys is an annual C3 herb (Jacobs 2001), to 60 cm, glandular-hairy, sticky, strongly aromatic.
Leaves alternate, pinnately lobed or divided, lobes blunt-toothed, lower leaves to 8 cm long, upper leaves much smaller.
Flowers minute, dull, calyx deeply 5-lobed, glandular-hairy, inflorescence sender branched.
Fruit dry, 1-seeded, seeds mostly horizontal 0.6-0.8 cm blackish, no margin; blooming and fruiting July-Oct.
Wetland status: UPL.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Habitat: Open areas.