Ambrosia dumosa (White Bursage)


This small shrub is native to much of the Southwest, at elevations from 500 to 3500 feet. It is a revegetation staple in areas where it is the main understory plant. The small gray leaves are covered with short white hairs. The insignificant flowers produce abundant pollen, which can be a nuisance for allergy sufferers. The flowers are follwed by prickly burs. It requires well-drained soil, full sun exposures, and some supplemental irrigation until established in the landscape.

At a Glance Summary

Type: Shrub
Size (H x W): 2ft x 3ft
Flower Color: Green
Hardiness: Zone 8: 10˚F

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