Difference between revisions of "Ambrosia chenopodiifolia"

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<h3>'''Species Name: ''Ambrosia chenopodiifolia''<br>
 
<h3>'''Species Name: ''Ambrosia chenopodiifolia''<br>
'''Common Name:''' Horsemint<br></h3>
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'''Common Name:''' San Diego Bursage<br></h3>
  
:Aromatic member of the mint family, good for areas receiving regular irrigation. Great butterfly plant. Also recommended for high elevations.
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:San Diego bursage is a large shrub native to San Diego County and parts of Baja California. It has interesting pale yellow-green foliage and flowers. True to its name, it forms burs. These can become entangled in pet fur, so careful placement is key.  
  
 
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:'''Plant Family:''' Lamiaceae
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:'''Plant Family:''' Asteraceae
  
 
:'''Plant Type:''' Perennial
 
:'''Plant Type:''' Perennial
  
:'''Height by Width:''' 3-4' H x 3-4' W
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:'''Height by Width:''' 6-10' H x 4-6' W
  
 
:'''Growth Habit:''' Upright
 
:'''Growth Habit:''' Upright
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:'''Growth Rate:''' Fast
 
:'''Growth Rate:''' Fast
  
:'''Sun Exposure:''' Part sun to shade
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:'''Sun Exposure:''' Full sun
  
 
:'''Soil Preference:''' Well-draining
 
:'''Soil Preference:''' Well-draining
  
:'''Water Requirements:''' Regular
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:'''Water Requirements:''' Drought-tolerant to moderate
  
:'''Cold Hardy to:''' 9000'
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:'''Cold Hardy to:''' 25 degrees F
  
:'''Flower Season:''' Summer
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:'''Flower Season:''' Spring
  
:'''Flower Color:''' Rose
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:'''Flower Color:''' Inconspicuous
  
:'''Endangered?:'''  
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:'''Endangered?:''' List 2.1
  
:'''Distribution:''' North Coast Ranges, Cascade Range, n & c Sierra nevada Foothills, High Sierra, Outer South Coast Ranges, San Bernardino Mtns, Warner Mtns
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:'''Distribution:''' Southwestern San Diego County, Baja CA
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:'''Natural Habitat:''' Coastal scrub
  
:'''Natural Habitat:''' Generally woodlands, but many habitats, 1200-9000'
 
  
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Latest revision as of 20:24, 17 May 2012

Species Name: Ambrosia chenopodiifolia
Common Name: San Diego Bursage

San Diego bursage is a large shrub native to San Diego County and parts of Baja California. It has interesting pale yellow-green foliage and flowers. True to its name, it forms burs. These can become entangled in pet fur, so careful placement is key.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6-10' H x 4-6' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Inconspicuous
Endangered?: List 2.1
Distribution: Southwestern San Diego County, Baja CA
Natural Habitat: Coastal scrub



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