Artemisia palmeri A. Gray
San Diego sagebrush, San Diego sagewort
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: ARPA15
A woody, upright perennial, 2-3 ft. high and wide, with long, wand-like stems and small, linear, green leaves.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Tap
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Native Distribution: S. coastal CA
Native Habitat: Scrubby bluffs & canyons below 1500 ft.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist to dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Useful in revegetation projects. Pollen is a cause of hayfever.
Deer Resistant: High
Value to Beneficial InsectsProvides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Propagation is from seed or division of the root crown.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Artemisia palmeri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Artemisia palmeri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Artemisia palmeri
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-12-23
Research By: TWC Staff