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Amauriopsis dissecta

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About Yellow Ragweed (Amauriopsis dissecta) Amauriopsis dissecta is a North American species of flowering plants in the daisy family known by the common names yellow ragweed and ragleaf bahia. It is native to the western United States as far north as the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming, as well as in northern Mexico (Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Sonora). Amauriopsis dissecta can be found in several habitat types, from dry mountain slopes to roadsides. This is an annual or biennial herb producing a spindly, branching, erect stem variable in height from 20 centimeters to well over one meter. The stems are reddish and generally glandular. The small leaves are mostly located toward the base of the stem and are finely divided into linear lobes. The spreading inflorescence produces several flower heads, each lined with hairy, glandular phyllaries. Each head has a fringe of rounded yellow ray florets about half a centimeter long and a center of yellow disc florets. The fruit is a dark-colored achene 3 or 4 millimeters long. If there is any pappus it is small and scale-like.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
7.9 in (20.1 cm)

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
2851' - 8690'

Annual Precip. ?
10.0" - 37.8"

Summer Precip. ?
1.53" - 2.81"

Coldest Month ?
32.6° F - 41.8° F

Hottest Month ?
55.6° F - 75.7° F

Humidity ?
2.66 vpd - 25.48 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Ragleaf Bahia

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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