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Taxon: Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.

 
Genus: Ambrosia
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 103817
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:988. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 29-Oct-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • annual ragweed  (Source: Noxweed Aust) - English
  • bitterweed  (Source: Noxweed Aust) - English
  • common ragweed  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • ragweed  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • Roman-wormwood  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • short ragweed  (Source: F Tex) - English
  • common ragweed   - English (Canada)
  • ambroisie annuelle  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • petit herbe à poux  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • petite herbe à poux   - French (Canada)
  • Beifußambrosie  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • beifußblättriges Traubenkraut  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • römischer Wermut  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • Traubenkraut  (Source: Mansf Ency) - German
  • buta-kusa  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • ambrósia  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • artemísia  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cravorana  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • losna-selvagem  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • altamisa  (Source: F Tex) - Spanish
  • ambrosia de hojas de ajenjo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • artemisia de terra  (Source: Global Comp Weeds) - Spanish
  • tun cao  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese
  • doejipul  (Source: F Korea) - Transcribed Korean

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore
  • Vertebrate poisons:
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Québec, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Montana, Wyoming]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay


    Cultivated

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Dominican Republic, West Indies
    • BRAZIL: Brazil


    Adventive

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Ireland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Estonia, Latvia
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Madeira Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, Korea, Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (n.e.)

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales (e.), Queensland (e.), Western Australia (s.)]
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Norway, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Romania, Serbia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Portugal, Spain

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Bahamas


    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

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  7. Cronquist, A. et al. 1972-. Intermountain flora.
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  11. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  12. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  13. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). Note: lists as "artemisiaefolia"
  14. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  15. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  16. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  17. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  18. Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
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  39. Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. 1993-. Flora of India.
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  41. Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri.
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  43. Voss, E. 1972-. Michigan flora.
  44. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  45. Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida

Check other web resources for Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Euro+Med Plantbase: Information Resource for Euro-Mediterranean Plant Diversity
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?103817. Accessed 17 November 2019.