Taxon: Cyclachaena xanthiifolia (Nutt.) Fresen.

Genus: Cyclachaena
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 419636
Place of publication: Sem. hort. bot. Francofur. 1836:[4]. 1836
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-Jul-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Oct-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • marsh-elder  (Source: F BritStace) - English
  • ive à feuilles de lampourde  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • malmequer-do-brejo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide F SE US, as Iva xanthiifolia)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Montana, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

  • Naturalized

  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Idaho, Oregon, Washington
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Kentucky, Virginia, District of Columbia
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada British Columbia


  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Rydberg, P. A. 1922. Ambrosiaceae (N Amer fl) 33(1):9.
  • Stace, C. New flora of the British Isles. (F BritStace)
  • Strother, J. L. 2000. Hedosyne (Compositae, Ambrosiinae), a new genus for Iva ambrosiifolia Madroño 47:204.


Check other web resources for Cyclachaena xanthiifolia (Nutt.) Fresen. :


  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image