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Ambrosia chenopodiifolia

Ambrosia chenopodiifolia (Benth.) Payne

San Diego Bur Ragweed, San Diego Bursage

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Franseria chenopodiifolia

USDA Symbol: AMCH5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Flowers are inconspicuous and without ray florets.



Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-12-11
Research By: CBR

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