Woolly Bursage

Common Names:
Woolly Bursage
Scientific name:
Ambrosia eriocentra
Synonyms:
Franseria eriocentra
Elevation range:
1,200 - 6,000 ft
Flowering Months:
April, May, June
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Shrub
Pollinator or food source for:
Notes:
Monoecious
State Occurrences:
Desert region:
Mojave

Woolly Bursage 1

Woolly Bursage in the desert

Ambrosia eriocentra is a rounded, densely branching shrub that grows to about 6 ft. in height. It has a rounded inflorescence of staminate flowers that are yellow/cream, and the fruit is white with tufted spines. Leaves are lanceolate. This plant is monoecious. Mojave National Preserve | April 2014