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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Artemisia californica Less.
Coastal sagebrush, California sagebrush
USDA Symbol: ARCA11
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
This evergreen shrub grows 1-3 ft. in height and with an equal or greater width. The foliage is fine-textured, soft and gray-green. Flowers are numerous but insignificant.
There are two varieties of this sagebrush, one on the mainland and the other on the Channel Islands.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
Coastal CA Native Habitat:
Coastal scrublands; semi-alkaline flats; dry slopes
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Poor, dry, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: After bloom, cut stems back if a neater appearance is desired. Useful for erosion control. Fast-growing. Pollen is a cause of hayfever.
PropagationDescription: Increase by cuttings taken in cool weather. Seeds germinate readily.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff