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Artemisia stelleriana Besser
Dusty Miller, Oldwoman
USDA Symbol: ARST6
A pale green, introduced perennial plant with tall clusters of yellow flowers.
Dusty Miller, originally an inhabitant of the Japanese archipelago and Kamchatka, is now well established along the Atlantic Coast, where it is a common, solitary plant on secondary dunes. This plant survives the heat and effects of salt spray partly through its woolly leaves: the dense coating of white hairs not only reflects sunlight, but also provides good insulation.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
, WV Canada: BC
, QC Native Distribution:
Quebec to Virginia Native Habitat:
Sandy beaches and coastal dunes.
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff