Latin name: Ambrosia chamissonis (Less.) E. Greene
Pronunciation: am-BRO-zee-a sham-i-SEW-nis
Common name: Silver beach bur
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Habitat: Coastal strand beaches and dunes to about 75' from Baja north to British Columbia, and San Clemente, Santa Catalina, San Miguel and Santa Cruz Islands
Blooming period: July to November
Name derivations: 1) Ambrosia 2) chamissonis