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Iva annua (Annual marshelder)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Iva annua

Iva annua L.

Annual marshelder, Marsh-elder, Sumpweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: IVAN2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CO , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , ME , MI , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NM , OH , OK , PA , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV

Benefit

Use Food: Cultivated for its seed by indigenous peoples of eastern North America before the arrival of maize.
Attracts: Birds

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National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 1112 Collected Oct 6, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

Additional resources

USDA: Find Iva annua in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Iva annua in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Iva annua

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2013-08-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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