Photographer: Paul Drobot
Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.
annual bur-sage, common ragweed, short ragweed
Ambrosia: Greek for "food of the gods"
artemisiifolia: having leaves that resemble those of Artemisia
|Plant: ||erect, annual, 12"-40" tall forb with upper branches; taprooted|
|Flower: ||inflorescence of many, small, green, bead-like heads on 6" spikes; blooms Aug.-Sept.|
|Fruit:||seeds not on fluffy pappus|
|Leaf:||divided more than once, feathery or fern-like, lower leaves opposite, upper leaves alternate|
|Habitat: ||disturbed sites|