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Triangle-Leaf Bursage, Triangle Burr-Ragweed

Ambrosia deltoidea

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Wind pollinated
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
3 × 1.5
Flowering Season December-May
Flower Color Yellow
Minimum Temperature Range 20-30 °F
Leaf Description Narrow, triangle shaped
Fruit Burrs
In years
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Elevation Range 1000-3000 ft.
Description This drought tolerant ragweed is one of the most abundant species in the palo verde/saguaro communities indicative of the Sonoran desert. A good plant to include in a garden which seeks to mimic Sonoran desert ecosystems. Also an important species for Sonoran desert habitat restoration projects. The wind blown pollen can trigger allergies in some people.