Vascular Plants - Asteraceae - Artemisia:
Artemisia frigida
Page Authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
prairie sagewort, prairie sagebrush 
Blooms: July - September
Habit: herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Distribution: Rocky Mountains and Great Plains states, occasionally in eastern Washington and British Columbia
Habitat: Dry, open plains and foothills
Species Description:

General: Fragrant, mat-forming perennial from a short, woody crown, 1-4 dm. tall, the stem covered with white or tawny woolly hairs.
Leaves: Leaves small and numerous, clustered at the base and well-distributed along the stem, covered with silky-wooly hairs, short-petiolate, the blade 5-12 mm. long, 2-3 times ternately divided into linear-filiform divisions up to 1 mm. wide, with a pair of trifid, stipule-like divisions at the base.
Flowers: Inflorescence a narrow panicle; involucre 2-3 mm. high, loosely white-woolly; corollas all tubular, yellowish, fertile, the outer ones pistillate, the inner perfect; receptacle covered with numerous long hairs between the flowers; pappus none.
Fruits: Achenes glabrous.
Accepted Name:
Artemisia frigida Willd.

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Artemisia frigida
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Artemisia frigida specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Artemisia frigida specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Artemisia frigida treatment.

E-Flora BC: Artemisia frigida atlas page.

CalPhotos: Artemisia frigida images.

USDA Plants Database: Artemisia frigida.
Additional photographs of Artemisia frigida:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Richard Old

Richard Old

Craig Althen, 2010

Craig Althen, 2015
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