New Temporary Location for the The Lecture Series 2023! All lectures will be held at North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall/Administration Building. The Preserve remains closed.

Coastal Ragweed aka Beach Ambrosia

(Ambrosia hispida)

Native Americans used this plant medicinally, with a tea made from the leaves used to treat swelling, vomiting, bowel cramps, and colds, and as a salve used to treat skin sores. The seeds are an important food source for many birds. A number of butterflies and moths use this plant as food for their larvae.

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