Ambrosia artemisiifolia

Family Asteraceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesAmbrosia, Annual Ragweed, Asthma Plant, Bitterweed, Common Ragweed, Hay-fever Weed, Hogbrake, Hogweed, Horseweed
SynonymsInformation unavailable
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc)
Maximum height (m)2
Capable of vegetative reproductionInformation unavailable
Native rangeNorth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, SA
Exotic range (other)Asia, Central America, Europe, Indian Ocean Islands, Oceania, Pacific Ocean Islands, South America
Habitat types (exotic)Disturbed areas (including trails), Pastures, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Wastelands, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Acidic, Fertile
Decade of introduction1900

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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