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Artemisia stelleriana

Artemisia stelleriana Besser

Dusty Miller, Oldwoman

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: ARST6

USDA Native Status: L48 (I), AK (N), HI (I?), CAN (I), SPM (I)

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: 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 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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Additional resources

USDA: Find Artemisia stelleriana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Artemisia stelleriana in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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