Ambrosia chamissonis

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Botanical Name: Ambrosia chamissonis
Common Name: Silver Beach Bur

This plant helps to stabilize dunes and prevent erosion caused by the wind. Salt tolerant.

Plant Family: Asteraceae

Plant Type: Perennial

Height by Width: 3' H x 5' W

Growth Habit: Sprawling, mat-forming

Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen

Growth Rate:

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Soil Preference: Well-draining

Water Requiremenets: Infrequent to moderate

Cold Hardy to:

Flower Season: July - November

Flower Color: Pale yellow


Distribution: North, central, and southern coast, Channel Islands. Elevation: less than 75'.

Natural Habitat: Beaches, dunes

Hummingbirds: FALSE
Birds: TRUE
Under Oaks: FALSE
Butterflies: TRUE
Aromatic: FALSE
Slope/Erosion: FALSE
Container: FALSE

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