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Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata

Artemisia campestris L. ssp. caudata (Michx.) H.M. Hall & Clem.

Field Sagewort

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Artemisia campestris var. caudata, Artemisia caudata, Artemisia caudata var. calvens, Artemisia forwoodii, Oligosporus campestris ssp. caudatus, Oligosporus caudatus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), GL (N)

Mound forming. Foliage generally under 50 cm.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall, often much shorter.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , AZ , CO , CT , FL , IA , IL , IN , KS , MA , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TX , VA , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , MB , NB , ON , QC , SK
Native Habitat: Lakeshores

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata


Record Modified: 2022-12-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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