Common Ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia

Common Ragweed
Ambrosia artemisiifolia



Flowering Spikes

Flower Heads

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Family: Compositae (Asteraceae), Sunflower/Aster Family
Plant Size: Generally less than 3' (1 M) in our area.
Blooms in: Late Summer/Fall
Habitat Preferred: Disturbed fields, cultivated fields, roadsides
Photo(s) taken at: Peck's Lake, 9/29/99
Bloom Color: Green spikes with masses of yellow flower heads (turn the heads over to see the yellow)
Other Common Names: Short Ragweed
Origin: Native
Comments: Common Ragweed is one of the principal causes of late-season "hay fever" allergies. The plant grows along some roadsides in profusion, especially after a good monsoon season.
Further Reference & Sources: "Arizona Flora", Kearney, Peebles, et. al., Univ. of California Press, 1951 w/1960 supp.
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