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Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Author(s): Diane S. Pavek
Year Published: 1992

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and general management. This species review can be used for fire management, restoration planning, NEPA documents, and postfire rehabilitation planning. It may also be helpful in wildlife and habitat management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.

Citation: Pavek, Diane S. 1992. Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed). In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/ambpsi/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
Ecosystem(s): Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10807
FEIS Number: 499
Record updated: Mar 21, 2018