common ragweed, annual ragweed, common ragweed, low ragweed, ragweed, Roman wormwood, short ragweed, small ragweed
- Ambrosia artemisiifolia is an annual. It blooms in the late summer and it can grow up to 4 ft. (1.2 m) tall.
- Stems and leaves are blue-green and covered with fine hairs. Leaves divided and bottom sides covered in fine hairs, giving a gray appearance.
- Flowers inconspicuous, yellowish-white, and found on terminal branches.
- Fruits are yellowish to reddish brown, woody, spined, ridged, and crow like in appearance. Seeds are 0.12-0.16 in. (3-4 mm) long.
- Ecological Threat
- This plant is common throughout the United States and causes hay fever in many people. It is commonly found along ditches and waste areas. It is not highly competitive in crops or rangeland. Native to all U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska.
- Herbicide Resistance
- Populations of this plant exist in the United States that are resistant to ALS inhibitors (B/2),Photosystem II inhibitors (C1/5), PPO inhibitors (E/14), Glycines (G/9)
- Global Invasive Species Database. 2011. Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission
- Flora of North America, www.eFloras.org
- United States Geological Survey
- USDA NRCS PLANTS
- USDA ARS GRIN
- Heap, I. The International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds.Online. Internet. Friday, November 15, 2013.
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