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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
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 29-Oct-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
IL*, MI(as Ambrosia elatior)*, OR*°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

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
  • tun cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • 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
  • doejipul   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean
  • ambrósia   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • artemísia   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cravorana   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • losna-selvagem   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • altamisa   (Source: F Tex ) – Spanish
  • ambrosia de hojas de ajenjo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • artemisia de terra   (Source: Global Comp Weeds [as A. elatior]) – Spanish

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)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    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

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • 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
    East Europe: Belarus; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - 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

      Adventive:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Algeria
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Ireland
    East Europe: Estonia; Latvia
    Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Slovenia

      Cultivated:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Dominican Republic; West Indies
    Brazil: Brazil

      Other:
  • exact native range obscure

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. 2012. Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98.
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. 1961–. Flora of New Zealand.
  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976–. Flores des Mascareignes.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • Cronquist, A. et al. 1972–. Intermountain flora.
  • Deam, C. C. 1940. Flora of Indiana.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). ["artemisiaefolia"].
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955–1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. 2000–. Flora of Siberia (English translation).
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck. 1959. A California flora.
  • Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow). 1967–. The vascular flora of Ohio.
  • Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson. 1992. Noxious weeds of Australia.
  • Radford, A. E. et al., eds. 1980–. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States.
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. 1999. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act.
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. 1993–. Flora of India.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala. [mentions].
  • Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Voss, E. 1972–. Michigan flora.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida.
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