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Ambrosia artemisiifolia

Common Ragweed

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourGreen-yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green-grey

Description

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Common Ragweed). This annual species is a wildflower with leaves that are oval and yellow-green. The yellow-green flowers are produced in spikes in the summer. Often regarded as a weed.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Herbaceous or Wildflower

Origin

N. America

Interest and use

Named after the genus Artemisia, which the leaves are said to resemble.

The plant is grown to remove lead from the soil (phytoremediation).

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

Propagation

By seed

Pests, diseases or disorders

Ragweed leaf beetle

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