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Flaigg, Norman G.
Artemisia filifolia Torr.
Sand sagebrush, Silver sagebrush, Silvery wormwood, Sand sage
Synonym(s): Oligosporus filifolius
USDA Symbol: ARFI2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A semi-evergreen shrub with feathery, silver-blue foliage. The graceful, windswept form is compact and the whole plant is sweetly pungent. Flowers and fruit are inconspicuous. 3-4 ft. tall and wide.
Good for erosion control. May self-sow in preferred conditions. A hayfever plant.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Subshrub Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Sep , Oct
, WY Native Distribution: NE
s. to AZ, TX
& n. Mex. Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy
Conditions Comments: Shearing ruins the delicacy of the foliage. Too much water induces rank growth. Good for erosion control. May self-sow in preferred conditions. A hayfever plant.
Aromatic, Accent tree
Erosion control, Border, Backdrop Use Wildlife:
Seeds are an important food for sharptail grouse and other birds. Cover, Fruit-birds Conspicuous Flowers:
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Description: Propagate by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Record Last Modified: 2009-02-19
Research By: TWC Staff