Chautl. A porophyllum?

I have previously investigated the identity of this particular quelite in an earlier Post : Tepepapaloquilitl. In the mountains outside Toluca there is a root called “chautl” which comes from a plant identified by locals as papalo. This may be the same plant as tepepapaloquilitl (1). The Aztecs used the root of tepepapaloquilitl as a vegetable. The root of the chautl (2) is also used as a … Continue reading Chautl. A porophyllum?

Tepepapaloquilitl

Also called : tepalcachu, pápalo, pipizca de venado. Tepepapaloquilitl (tepetl – mountain, hill : papalotl – butterfly : quilitl – weed), it is so named because it is a herb which attracts butterflies and it grows on hilly ground or in the mountains. Porophyllum gracile has also been identified as tepepapaloquilitl. In the mountains outside Toluca there is a root called “chautl” which comes from a plant identified by … Continue reading Tepepapaloquilitl

Pericón : Tagetes lucida

Tagetes lucida. also called Santa Maria, Mexican tarragon, sweet mace, yerbanis, yauhtli (cloud herb), cuaubiyauhtli, iyauhtli, tepepapaloquilitl, totonicapán, jolomocox, tzitz ak (Tzeltal Maya), periquillo, anicillo, curucumín, basigó, basigoko (Tarahumara), ohoom (Huastec), tumutsali (Huichol) Pericón (1) is an herb native to México. It has an aniseed like flavour and scent and is sometimes called “Mexican tarragon”. The chopped leaves are used to flavour corn on the cob and … Continue reading Pericón : Tagetes lucida