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Ambrosia chamissonis

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Botanical Name: Ambrosia chamissonis
Common Name: Silver Beach Bur

This plant helps to stabilize dunes and prevent erosion caused by the wind. Salt tolerant.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Sprawling, mat-forming
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate:
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: July - November
Flower Color: Pale yellow
Endangered?:
Distribution: North, central, and southern coast, Channel Islands. Elevation: less than 75'.
Natural Habitat: Beaches, dunes

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