Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.
Search native plant database:
Flaigg, Norman G.
Artemisia filifolia Torr.
Sand sagebrush, Silver sagebrush, Silvery wormwood, Sand sage
Synonyms: Oligosporus filifolius
USDA Symbol: ARFI2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AZ , CO , CT , KS , NE , NM , NV , NY , OK , SD , TX , UT , WY Native Distribution:
NE & WY, s. to AZ, TX & n. Mex. Native Habitat:
Dunes USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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
Recommended Species Lists
Find native plant species by state. Each list contains commercially available species suitable for gardens and planned landscapes. Once you have selected a collection, you can browse the collection or search within it using the combination search.
View Recommended Species page
Record Modified: 2009-02-19
Research By: TWC Staff