Taxon  Report   297    
Ambrosia ilicifolia  (A. Gray) Payne
Holly leaved burbush,  Hollyleaf bursage
Ambrosia ilicifolia
© 2014 Keir Morse
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Ambrosia ilicifolia
© 2010 Tim Thomas
Ambrosia ilicifolia
© 2014 Keir Morse
Ambrosia ilicifolia, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Ambrosia ilicifolia
© 1973 Dean Wm. Taylor
Genus: Ambrosia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Franseria ilicifolia
More information about  Ambrosia ilicifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).