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Ambrosia dumosa (Gray) Payne
Burrobush, White bursage, White bur sage
USDA Symbol: AMDU2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Low, light-colored, woody shrub with many rigid, brittle branches.
White Bur Sage is widespread and common in the Sonoran and Mojave deserts, where it is often called burro bush.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Subshrub Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb
AZ , CA , NV , UT Native Distribution:
S. Nevada, extreme SW. Utah, S. California and Sonoran Desert parts of Arizona. Native Habitat:
Alluvial slopes and plains, often a co-dominant with Creosote Bush over large areas, 500—2500’ (150—760 m). USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff