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Artemisia nova

Artemisia nova A. Nelson

Black sagebrush

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Artemisia arbuscula ssp. nova, Artemisia arbuscula var. nova, Artemisia nova var. duchesnicola, Artemisia tridentata ssp. nova, Seriphidium novum

USDA Symbol: ARNO4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A low-spreading, silvery shrub, 3-15 in. tall, with three-toothed, wedge-shaped leaves on dark-brown to black twigs. Appearing somewhat darker in appearance than related species because of sparser hairs on vegetation. The greenish-yellow flowers are not showy.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Root Type: Tap
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Leaf: Green
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WY
Native Distribution: S. MT to CA, s. to NM & AZ
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky, windswept plains, mesas & hills

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Shallow, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Intolerant of moist sites. Pollen is a cause of hayfever.

Propagation

Description: Propagation is from seed or division of the root crown. Seeds germinate readily.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Provides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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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:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Artemisia nova in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Artemisia nova in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Artemisia nova

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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