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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Ambrosia salsola var. pentalepis (White burrobrush, Cheesebush)

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 Ambrosia salsola var. pentalepis

 Ambrosia salsola var. pentalepis

 Ambrosia salsola var. pentalepis

 Ambrosia salsola var. pentalepis

Habitat: roadsides, disturbed areas, washes
Life Form: shrub,low
Leaf Description: alternate simple linear
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: Mar. to Apr.
Spines: spineless
Family: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 21. Eudicots: Asteraceae-Aster Family. Phytoneuron 2016-77: 1-164. Published 29 November 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 37 (30.2 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Ambrosia salsola var. pentalepis (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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