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Artemisia stelleriana Bess.
Dusty Miller, Oldwoman
USDA Symbol: ARST6
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
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
, QC Native Distribution:
Quebec to Virginia Native Habitat:
Sandy beaches and coastal dunes. USDA Native Status: L48(I), AK(N),
HI (I?), CAN(I),
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff