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common ragweed
Ambrosia artemisiifolia
Ambrosia artemisiifolia
common ragweed Aster Family
Ambrosia artemisiifolia Asteraceae
common name
  common ragweed
accepted scientific name
  Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.
rules for finding collection records
  Ambrosia artemisiifolia (57)
family name
  • Asteraceae
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: No obvious petals
Petal colors: color color
Flower size is about 0.25 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Opposite
Plant Observed All Year
Native to the United States and southern Canada. Naturalized.

How Likely at this Location (16%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
where plant found
mag select

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Accepted Scientific Name

Ambrosia artemisiifolia   L.   (TSN: 36496, Index: 767)

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Common Names

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Family Names