Common Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Ambrosia artemisiifolia Accepted
Iva monophylla Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 12 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 24 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees

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June 1, 2011

June brings the end of school, Father's Day and summer. Summer brings hot weather and plants may need extra water. Honey bees will also need extra water to keep the hive cool.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 3, 2012 2:32 PM

Honey bees get pollen from this plant.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Need help to identify these species (down to Binomial name if possible) 26 by NightCrow Jan 18, 2019 8:42 PM 1
Plant Trivia by JHeirloomSeeds Jan 17, 2019 5:55 PM 348
Help Identify This Plant by emigodwin Jul 20, 2018 7:28 AM 3
Another plant that looks tomatoey by Verac Jul 15, 2018 7:41 PM 4
Should I remove this? -- Common Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) by starbookworm Jul 10, 2018 12:57 PM 3
Unknown #2 by papab Jul 18, 2018 10:25 AM 11
Volunteer Plant ID by bennysplace Aug 4, 2016 3:17 PM 3
Help! by Hemophobic Jun 10, 2014 5:02 PM 13
Plant ID needed by scottman Jul 8, 2013 11:44 AM 3

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