Povertyweed (Iva axillaris)

  • Povertyweed (Iva Axillaris)
    Credit: NRCS National Wetland Team, Fort Worth, TX. | Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team, Fort Worth, TX.. | License: PD USDA NRCS
  • Povertyweed (Iva Axillaris)
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown | An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. | License: PD USDA NRCS

Iva Axillaris, or more commonly know as Povertyweed, is a subshrub forb/herb of the genus Iva. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Iva Axillaris or Povertyweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Iva
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State Noxious Status: CA (CW)
  • State Noxious Common Name: CA (povertyweed)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: NE&GP STATE WSWS
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 4(FACU) 5(FAC) 6(FAC) 7(FAC) 8(FACW) 9(FAC) 0(FAC)

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