Ambrosia ambrosioides

Ambrosia ambrosioides

Giant bursage

Drought tolerant shrubby perennial, 3 to 6 ft. tall at maturity. Occurs in sandy washes and canyons up to 4,500 ft. elevation. Small inconspicuous green flower clusters bloom February through May.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
- 4,500 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Not Adapted
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
6.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
6,300
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Green
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Winter