Calflora
Taxon  Report   10768    
Ambrosia salsola  (Torr. & A. Gray) Strother & B. G. Baldwin
Burrobrush,  Cheesebrush
Ambrosia salsola
© 2007 Richard Zmasek
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ambrosia salsola
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Ambrosia salsola
© 2010 James M. Andre
Ambrosia salsola, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California.

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Ambrosia salsola
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Ambrosia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Hymenoclea salsola var. salsola

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Hymenoclea salsola
More information about  Ambrosia salsola
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (HYSAS)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).