Ambrosia artemisifolia L. - Common Ragweed
Family - Asteraceae
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Flowering - July - November.
Habitat - Fallow and waste fields, disturbed sites, pastures, glades, roadsides, railroads.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This species, commonly called "Ragweed", is a tough plant for allergy sufferers. The plant is a major source of Hay Fever for many people that live within range of its pollen. Cattle and livestock are said to be sickened by eating the plant and it is often ignored in pastures.
Photographs taken in Winter Haven, FL., 6-28-02.