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Artemisia furcata
three-forked mugwort, forked wormwood, three-forked wormwood
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring in the Cascades and Olympic Mountains of Washington; Alaska south to Washington, east to Northwest Territories, Alberta, and Nunavut.

Habitat: Open, rocky ledges and talus slopes at high elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial from a branching crown, the stems 0.5-3 dm. tall.

Leaves:

Leaves alternate, gray-silky with appressed hairs; basal leaves tufted and persistent, petiolate, the blade 0.5-3 cm. long, trifid or palmatifid into narrow segments, often again divided; cauline leaves few and reduced, often entire.

Flowers:

Heads few in a spike-like raceme; involucre 3-4.5 mm. high, densely woolly, its bracts dark-margined; corollas all tubular, pale yellow, with hairs near the tip; receptacle naked; pappus none.

Fruits:

Achenes sparsely long-hairy.

Accepted Name:
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
Publication: Fl. Taur.-Caucas. 3: 567. 1819. 1819.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. var. furcata
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. var. heterophylla (Besser) Hultén
Artemisia trifurcata Stephani ex Spreng. [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Artemisia furcata in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Artemisia furcata checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Artemisia furcata atlas page.

CalPhotos: Artemisia furcata photos.

USDA Plants: Artemisia furcata information.

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