Rio Grande Ragweed (Ambrosia cheiranthifolia)


Ambrosia Cheiranthifolia, or more commonly know as Rio Grande Ragweed, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Ambrosia. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Ambrosia Cheiranthifolia or Rio Grande Ragweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the state of Texas.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Ambrosia
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • Federal T/E Status: Endangered
  • Federal T/E Common Name: Rio Grande ragweed
  • State T/E Status: TX (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: TX (South Texas ambrosia)

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