South Texas ambrosia (Ambrosia cheiranthifolia)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
South Texas ambrosia is a herbaceous, perennial plant with erect stems. It is grayish-green in color with yellow flowers.
- States/US Territories in which the South Texas ambrosia is known to or is believed to occur: Texas
- US Counties in which the South Texas ambrosia is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- Additional species information
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|08/24/1994||Southwest Region (Region 2)|
» Federal Register Documents
|08/24/1994||59 FR 43648 43652||ETWP; Determination of Endangered Status for the Plants Ayenia limitaris (Texas Ayenia) and Ambrosia cheiranthifolia (South Texas Ambrosia)|
|03/20/2008||73 FR 14995 14997||5-Year Reviews of 28 Southwestern Species|
|08/05/1993||58 FR 41696 41700||ETWP; Proposed Rule to List the Plants Ayenia limitaris (Texas Ayenia) and Ambrosia cheiranthifolia (South Texas Ambrosia) as Endangered|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|03/20/2008||73 FR 14995 14997||5-Year Reviews of 28 Southwestern Species||
|12/20/2010||South Texas Ambrosia (Ambrosia cheiranthifolia) 5-year Review|
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the South Texas ambrosia.
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for South Texas ambrosia.
» Life History
South Texas ambrosia is found in grasslands and mesquite dominated shrublands.
South Texas ambrosia is found on various soils ranging from clay loams to sandy loams.
Movement / Home Range
South Texas ambrosia is known from northern Tamaulipas in Mexico, Cameron, Jim Wells, Kleberg and Nueces Counties in Texas.
South Texas ambrosia flowers from July through November. The plant spreads by rhizomes and one plant may consist of hundreds of stems.
The plant is 4-12 inches (10- 40 centimeters) high with 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) long leaves that are approximately 1.5 inches (4 centimeters) wide. The plantís silky grey pubescence (hair-like structures) makes South Texas ambrosia different from other Ambrosia species.
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