Porophyllum linaria

Porophyllum linaria[1][2] (pipicha, pepicha, chepiche) is a sunny short-lived perennial plant used in Mexican cuisine, where it is often used to flavor meat dishes. It has a strong taste akin to fresh coriander with overtones of lemon and anise.[3]

Porophyllum linaria
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Porophyllum
P. linaria
Binomial name
Porophyllum linaria

Porophyllum tagetoides (Kunth) DC.

In some Mexican markets fresh and dried material is available for sale as a condiment. It is also used as a medicinal herb.[4]


  1. ^ "Porophyllum linaria (Cav.) DC". Plants of the World Online. The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. n.d. Retrieved November 25, 2022.
  2. ^ "Porophyllum linaria (Cav.) DC". Catalogue of Life. Species 2000. n.d. Retrieved November 25, 2022.
  3. ^ Soule, J. A. 2011. Father Kino's Herbs: Growing and Using Them Today. Tierra del Sol Institute Press, Tucson, AZ.
  4. ^ Soule, J. A. 1993. Systematics of Tagetes (Compositae). Ph. D. Dissertation. University of Texas at Austin. Austin, TX.