Ambrosia dumosa

Ambrosia dumosa, commonly known as burro weed, desert ragweed and white bursage, is a shrub species native to the Mojave and Sonoran deserts in North America.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: AZ, CA, NV and UT
Family: Asteraceae
Size: 3′ tall and wide
Sun: Full
Watering: Low to moderate watering, depending on rainfall and soil conditions
Growth Rate: Slow
Soil: Tolerant
Temperature: Heat-tolerant, but can be damaged by frost
Disease and Pests: Root rot in poorly drained soils.
Uses: Possibly a larval host for the bird dropping moth and some geometer moths. Birds may also use the plant for nesting material. Important plant species in the desert ecosystem, providing habitat and food for a variety of animals
Notes: Pollen carried by the wind is highly allergenic. Becomes leafless during extended periods of drought. Bur-like fruits.


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