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Artemisia douglasiana

Artemisia douglasiana Besser

Douglas Mugwort, Douglas' Sagewort

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Artemisia campestris var. douglasiana, Artemisia vulgaris ssp. heterophylla, Artemisia vulgaris var. douglasiana

USDA Symbol: ARDO3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A stout perennial or herbaceous sub-shrub growing 2-3 ft. high and wide. The simple or branched stems bear aromatic, gray-green leaves.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: CA , ID , NV , OR , WA
Native Distribution: CA & w. NV, n. to WA & n. ID
Native Habitat: Low, waste places; stream banks; foothills to 6000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist to dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Useful in revegetation projects. Pollen is a cause of hayfever.


Use Wildlife: Birds like the seeds and use it for perching and cover.
Attracts: Birds


Description: Propagation is from seed or division of the root crown. Seeds germinate readily.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

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National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FACW
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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Artemisia douglasiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Artemisia douglasiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Artemisia douglasiana


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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