Taxon: Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.

 
Genus: Ambrosia
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 103817
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:988. 1753
Name Verified on: 29-Oct-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

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
  • ambroisie annuelle  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • petit herbe à poux  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • 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 (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (to humans, source of allergenic airborne pollens fide F NGalicia)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Noxweed Aust)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . exact native range obscure

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, - Newfoundland, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - Prince Edward Island, - Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - North Dakota, - Oklahoma, - South Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Montana, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - District of Columbia, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia, - Manitoba, - Saskatchewan
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Cuba; Hispaniola; Jamaica
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea; Taiwan
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Queensland, - Western Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Norway; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Greece; Italy; Romania; Serbia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Bahamas

  • Cultivated:

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Dominican Republic; West Indies

  • Adventive:

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Estonia; Latvia
    • Northern Europe: Ireland
    • Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Slovenia

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