Ambrosia artemisiifolia

Common Names: Common ragweed, annual ragweed, low ragweed, American wormwood, bitterweed, blackweed, carrot weed, hay fever weed, Roman wormwood, short ragweed, stammerwort, stickweed, tassel weed
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Aster family

An annual plant that emerges in late spring. It propagates mainly by rhizomes, but also by seed. It is much-branched, and grows up to 70 cm in height. The pinnately divided soft and hairy leaves are 3 to 12 cm long. It produces 2 to 4 mm obconic green to brown fruit.

A common weed, can be found almost anywhere in Connecticut including roadsides, forest edges, and waste areas. Blooms July to October.

Primary Flower Color: Green
Secondary Flower Color: Brown
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Its wind-dispersed pollen is a strong allergen to many people with hay fever.