Common name: Ragweed

Latin name: Ambrosia sp.

Family: Asteraceae

Life Cycle: Summer Annual/Perennial

Type: Broadleaf

Description: Perennial and annual species exist in Texas. Leaves 1-3 times lobed more than half the distance to the midrib. Common Ragweed (A. artemisifolia) is an annual while Western Ragweed (A. psilostachya) is a perennial that spreads from creeping rootstock.

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