Ambrosia hispida

coastal ragweed, bay geranium, seaside ambrosia

Asteraceae (Compositae)

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1 ft    Width: spreading
Flower Color: flower color      yellow,NA
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Groundcover for sunny, dry sites. Spreads by rooting at the nodes.
Considerations: Will do poorly if over watered. Many people are allergic to its wind-borne pollen.
Propagation: Cuttings from established plants.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Circum-neutral to calcareous.


Wind pollinated plant so does not attract pollinators.
Native Habitats: Coastal uplands

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: