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Ambrosia artemisiifolia

Ambrosia artemisiifolia

Common name common ragweed
Family asteraceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers yellow (late summer)

The culprit implicated in many pollen allergies (and giving the completely innocent goldenrod a bad name). The weed is not difficult to recognize - it usually grows upright, with characteristically divided grayish-green foliage, and is easy to pull out. So it doesn't usually live to its blooming stage in our garden, and certainly never attains the tall stature (over six feet is possible) that it might in the wild.

This is a weed in our garden

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