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Ambrosia trifida, Giant Ragweed
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Ambrosia trifida, Giant Ragweed

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Ambrosia artemisiifolia
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Ambrosia artemisiifolia, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Ambrosia artemisiifolia, inflorescence - whole - male
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Ambrosia artemisiifolia, leaf - basal or on lower stem
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Ambrosia artemisiifolia, leaf - basal or on lower stem
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Ambrosia artemisiifolia, stem - showing leaf bases
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aphididae  Uroleucon ( @ NCSU (1)

Uroleucon @ AMNH_PBI (2)
Berytidae  Jalysus spinosus @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Braconidae  Aphidius ( @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Cercopidae  Philaenus spumarius @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Cicadellidae  Colladonus montanus @ UCR_ENT (1)

Oncometopia ( @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Coccidae  Toumeyella @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Delphacidae  Stobaera concinna @ UDCC_TCN (5)
Membracidae  Entylia carinata @ UDCC_TCN (21); NCSU (3)
Miridae  Adelphocoris rapidus @ UDCC_TCN (1)

Lygus elisus @ CSUC_TCN (2)

Lygus lineolaris @ UDCC_TCN (1)

Phytocoris ventralis @ AMNH_ENT (2)

Reuteroscopus ornatus @ AMNH_PBI (9)

Reuteroscopus unknown @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Scalponotatus albibasis @ AMNH_ENT (65)

Schaffneria pilophoroides @ AMNH_ENT (1)
Pentatomidae  Euschistus variolarius @ UDCC_TCN (2)
Pseudococcidae  Chorizococcus shaferi @ MEMU_ENT (2)
Reduviidae  Sinea diadema @ UCR_ENT (3)
_  Acanthocephala ( @ MEMU_ENT (1)

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Ambrosia L.
ragweed


General Information
Symbol: AMBRO
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration:  
Growth Habit :  
Native Status : AK   N
CAN   N
HI   I
L48   I,N
PR   I,N
VI   I,N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

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Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Ambrosia L. – ragweed

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 25 species of Ambrosia . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia acanthicarpa</i>
Hook.
Ambrosia acanthicarpa
flatspine bur ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia ambrosioides</i>
(Cav.) Payne
Ambrosia ambrosioides
ambrosia leaf bur ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia artemisiifolia</i>
L.
Ambrosia artemisiifolia
annual ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia bidentata</i>
Michx.
Ambrosia bidentata
lanceleaf ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia canescens</i>
A. Gray
Ambrosia canescens
hairy ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia chamissonis</i>
(Less.) Greene
Ambrosia chamissonis
silver bur ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia cheiranthifolia</i>
A. Gray
Ambrosia cheiranthifolia
Rio Grande ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia chenopodiifolia</i>
(Benth.) Payne
Ambrosia chenopodiifolia
San Diego bur ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia confertiflora</i>
DC.
Ambrosia confertiflora
weakleaf bur ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia cordifolia</i>
(A. Gray) Payne
Ambrosia cordifolia
Tucson bur ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia deltoidea</i>
(Torr.) Payne
Ambrosia deltoidea
triangle bur ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia dumosa</i>
(A. Gray) Payne
Ambrosia dumosa
burrobush Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia eriocentra</i>
(A. Gray) Payne
Ambrosia eriocentra
woolly fruit bur ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia grayi</i>
(A. Nelson) Shinners
Ambrosia grayi
woollyleaf bur ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia ×helenae</i>
Rouleau [<i>
artemisiifolia × trifida</i>
]
Ambrosia ×helenae [ artemisiifolia × trifida ]
ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia hispida</i>
Pursh
Ambrosia hispida
coastal ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia ilicifolia</i>
(A. Gray) Payne
Ambrosia ilicifolia
hollyleaf bur ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia ×intergradiens</i>
W.H. Wagner [<i>
artemisiifolia × psilostachya</i>
]
Ambrosia ×intergradiens [ artemisiifolia × psilostachya ]
ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia linearis</i>
(Rydb.) Payne
Ambrosia linearis
streaked bur ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia peruviana</i>
Willd.
Ambrosia peruviana
Peruvian ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia psilostachya</i>
DC.
Ambrosia psilostachya
Cuman ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia pumila</i>
(Nutt.) A. Gray
Ambrosia pumila
dwarf bur ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia tenuifolia</i>
Spreng.
Ambrosia tenuifolia
slimleaf bur ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia tomentosa</i>
Nutt.
Ambrosia tomentosa
skeletonleaf bur ragweed Distribution of <i>
Ambrosia trifida</i>
L.
Ambrosia trifida
great ragweed Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend

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Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Gee Moderate
Martin Minor Low Minor Moderate
Yarrow Moderate

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Gee
Martin
Yarrow

Sources

Martin, A.C., H.S. Zim, and A.L. Nelson. 1951. American wildlife and plants: A guide to wildlife food habits . Dover Publications. New York.
Yarrow, G.K., and D.T. Yarrow. 1999. Managing wildlife . Sweet Water Press. Birmingham.
Gee, K.L., M.D. Porter, S. Demarais, F.C. Bryant, and G.V. Vreede. 1994. White-tailed deer: Their foods and management in the Cross Timbers . Ardmore.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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