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Ambrosia ambrosioides

Canyon ragweed, Giant Bur-sage

Ambrosia ambrosioides
Ambrosia ambrosioides
Ambrosia ambrosioides
Ambrosia ambrosioides

Life form2, 3: shrub, medium
Habitat: washes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: lanceolate
leaf surface3: fine hairy
leaf margin3: toothed
Flower color2: reddish green
Flowering period2: Mar. to May
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Compositae (composite family)
Synonym(s)1: Franseria ambrosioides
Status: common,widespread
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land

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