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Ambrosia hispida


Florida native


This decumbent plant of beaches and coastal dunes has spikes of downward-facing inconspicuous flowers. Occurring in Brevard, Lee, Collier and Miami-Dade Counties as well as the keys, coastal ragweed is also found in the Bahamas and Central America.

Ambrosia hispida is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.

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