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Ambrosia salsola var. pentalepis

White burrobrush, Cheesebush

Ambrosia salsola var. pentalepis
Ambrosia salsola var. pentalepis

Life form2, 3: shrub, low
Habitat: roadsides, disturbed areas, washes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: linear
leaf surface3: smooth
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: white or whitish
Flowering period2: Mar. to Apr.
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Compositae (composite family)
Synonym(s)1: Hymenoclea salsola var. pentalepis
Status: common
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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