SKELETONLEAF BURSAGE
(Ambrosia tomentosa Nutt.)

GROWTH HABIT: Perennial, bushy, reproducing by seed and creeping rootstocks.

LEAVES: Alternate, under surface covered with minute white hairs. Upper surface smooth, green, oval to lance-shaped, deeply segmented and coarsely toothed.

STEMS: Branched, bushy, 4-18 inches tall.

FLOWER: Male flower clusters yellow, on solitary, elongated, terminal branches. Female flower green, inconspicuous, formed in pairs in leaf axils below male flowers.

ROOTS: Extensive creeping rootstocks.

SEEDS: One or more achenes in a light brown bur with conical spines.

OTHER: Native plant of the plains region.

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