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Artemisia douglasiana
Douglas's mugwort, Douglas's sagewort, Douglas's wormwood

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; Washington to California, east to Nevada.

Habitat: Mostly along stream banks and river bottoms.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Stout, rhizomatous perennial, the stem 5-15 dm. tall.


Leaves alternate, lanceolate to elliptic, entire or with a few coarse teeth or lobes, 7-15 cm. long and 1-5 cm. wide, green above and white-woolly beneath.


Inflorescence a large, terminal panicle; involucre 3-4 mm. high, somewhat white-woolly; corollas all tubular, pale yellow, the outer 6-10 pistillate, the inner 10-25 perfect; receptacle naked; pappus none.



Accepted Name:
Artemisia douglasiana Besser
Publication: Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 323. 1833.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Artemisia vulgaris L. var. douglasiana (Besser) H. St. John
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Artemisia douglasiana checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Artemisia douglasiana atlas page.

CalPhotos: Artemisia douglasiana photos.

USDA Plants: Artemisia douglasiana information.

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