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Spanish term or phrase:la ambrosía
English translation:Ragweed
Entered by: David Lowery
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14:26 Jul 1, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Medical
Spanish term or phrase: la ambrosía
Hablando de alergias. Supongo que sea una planta (?).
¡GRACIAS!
Mateo
ambrosia o ragweed
Explanation:
...según Simon and Schuster's.

Nota: Según María Moliner, es cierta planta cuyo polen provoca alergia.


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na +2ambrosia o ragweedbea0
naRagweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)slprz
naslimleaf bursage / ragweed / Western ragweed
Vidmantas Stilius


  

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ambrosia o ragweed


Explanation:
...según Simon and Schuster's.

Nota: Según María Moliner, es cierta planta cuyo polen provoca alergia.




bea0
United States
Local time: 08:47
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 65

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxtazdog: ragweed is the one
1 min

agree  Terry Burgess: Absolutamente!..creo que tengo algo de eso en mi cerebro en este momento:-). ¿Cómo la quito?
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7 mins
slimleaf bursage / ragweed / Western ragweed


Explanation:
ALLERGY AND ASTHMA IN THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES
Ambrosia confertiflora - Slimleaf Bursage

Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)
Ah--choo! Ah--choo! Does this weed grow in your yard? It may not bother you, but could give your neighbors hay fever.
Racemes or spikes of tiny green "bells" contain the staminate (male) flowers. Each little bell is a five-lobed corolla with five stamens.

The pistillate (female) flowers are few, and are in the axils of the upper leaves. They have no corolla, only a forked pistil with an inferior ovary, surrounded by a ribbed calyx tube which becomes the achene (seed).

These flowers depend upon the wind to bring the fine yellow grains of pollen for fertilization.

Ragweed is a coarse annual with leaves deeply bipinnately dissected, lower ones opposite, upper ones alternate. The plant is named for the raggedy shape of its leaves.

Strangely, its scientific name, Ambrosia, was the delicious food eaten by the mythical Greek gods to make them live forever.

Western Ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

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Found throughout North Dakota, western ragweed occurs naturally from the Appalachian region to the Rocky Mountains, and is adventive in Europe and elsewhere.


Western ragweed grows nearly four feet tall in some places, but most North Dakota plants are about half that height. Plants are perennial from creeping rootstalks and thus form clumps of many stems. Leaves are about 2-3 inches long, opposite, and deeply cut into narrow lobes that are again lobed. About 5-10 tiny yellow flowers form heads about one eighth inch across; these are in turn grouped into spikes about 1-2 inches long that arise from the upper half of the plant and overtop the leaves. Fruits are tiny achenes that fall at maturity enclosed in two bracts.


Look for western ragweed in late August in both native prairie and waste places. Grazing does not seem to influence the abundance of this plant. Western ragweed was used in teas for various medicinal purposes by several Amerindian tribes. The Kiowa rolled the plant up with different sages for use in sweathouses. Ragweed pollen is a notorious hazard to hay-fever sufferers.


The ragweeds are members of the large and economically important sunflower family (Asteraceae) which has about 15,000 species worldwide and 200 in North Dakota. Ambrosia is a Greek name of several plants, as well as the food of the gods, an inappropriate name for these bitter plants. There are about 15 species of Ambrosia; most are native to North America. Four species occur in North Dakota. Psilostachya means "naked-spiked" in botanical Latin.


Western ragweed was described for science by Agustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778-1841), Swiss botanist and founder of the Prodromus, a fundamental work in the development of modern taxonomy. Never completed, writing began in 1816 and was continued by the de Candolle family for 102 years! Remarkably, the Prodromus is still the only systematic treatment available for some groups of plants.

www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/literatr/wildflwr/species/AMBRP... - 4k

The question is, which 'ambrosia' is meant






    www.peds.arizona.edu/allergyimmunology/southwest/grass_weeds/ Ambconf.htm
    www.auburn.edu/~deancar/wfnotes/ragwd.htm -
Vidmantas Stilius
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Native speaker of: Native in LithuanianLithuanian
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33 mins
Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)


Explanation:
Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

From the site:
Ah--choo! Ah--choo! Does this weed grow in your yard? It may not bother you, but could give your neighbors hay fever.
Racemes or spikes of tiny green "bells" contain the staminate (male) flowers. Each little bell is a five-lobed corolla with five stamens.

Hay muchos tipos de "ambrosía", incluso una "ambrosia beetle". Pero definitivamente es una planta del desierto.

Espero que te sea útil.




    Reference: http://www.auburn.edu/~deancar/wfnotes/ragwd.htm
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