Triangle Leaf Bursage

Ambrosia deltoidea

Also called Canyon Bursage and Rabbit Bush, this plant often surves as a nurse plant for saguaro and other native plants.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Southern Arizona and south into Sonora and Baja California, Mexico
Family: Asteraceae
Size: 18″ x 2′
Sun: Full to part shade
Watering: Low
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Tolerant
Temperature: Hardy to 20 F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Pioneer plant for xeric soils, nurse plant for Saguaro, larval host for the Bird Dropping Moth (Ponometia erastrioides) and some Geometer moths, leaf litter adds organic matter into soil.
Notes: Allergenic, flowers are inconspicuous and followed by small burs with hooked spines


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