Artemisia stelleriana Besser
Dusty Miller, Oldwoman
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AK , CT , DC , DE , FL , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV
Canada: BC , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC
Native Distribution: Quebec to Virginia
Native Habitat: Sandy beaches and coastal dunes.
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.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Artemisia stelleriana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Artemisia stelleriana in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff