Ambrosia deltoidea

Ambrosia deltoidea

Triangle-leaf bursage

Previous scientific name(s): Franseria deltoidea

Small shrub up to 3 feet tall with triangle shaped leaves and prickly burrs occurring on alluvial plains, mesas and rocky slopes from 1,000 to 3,000 ft. elevation. Often occurs in pure stands. Occupies the same ecological niche as A. dumosa but occurs further east. Not very palatable to livestock or wildlife, but useful for erosion control and ecosystem reconstruction.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 3 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
1,000 
- 3,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
9.20 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
9,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Spring