Iva xanthifolia

Marsh Elder
Iva xanthifolia (Cyclachaena xanthifolia)

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: False Ragweed, Giant Sumpweed
Photo taken on: June 4, 2009
Location: Bandelier National Monument., NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Moist areas, stream banks

Grows to 6ft with large toothed leaves. Tiny flowers are inconspicuous. Contact can cause irritation.

White/Cream Long Clusters