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Ambrosia hispida

Ambrosia hispida Pursh

Coastal Ragweed, Beach Ragweed, Bay Geranium

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: AMHI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Deltoid , Elliptic , Ovate
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall. Prostrate or decumbent stems up to about 2-1/2 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr
Bloom Notes: Spikes of downward-facing inconspicuous flowers.



Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-05-12
Research By: DEW

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