Ambrosia artemisiifolia


Names and Myths

Ambrosia Classical name of the food of the God’s.

Artemisiifolia with leaves of Artemisia

Ragweed the look of the leaves

Natural history / Folklore

Their pollen is a major cause of hay-fever. The pollen has a rough outer surface and can be carried up to 400 miles. The mechanical abrasion of the pollen, not a chemical reaction, is the source of the nasal reaction. The seeds are a major food source for birds.9


July to September, smaller that giant ragweed, with leaves divided into several narrow segments.

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