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Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana

Artemisia ludoviciana Nutt. ssp. ludoviciana

White Sagebrush, Silver Wormwood, Silver Sage

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Artemisia diversifolia, Artemisia gnaphalodes, Artemisia herriotii, Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. typica, Artemisia ludoviciana var. americana, Artemisia ludoviciana var. brittonii, Artemisia ludoviciana var. gnaphalodes, Artemisia ludoviciana var. latifolia, Artemisia ludoviciana var. pabularis, Artemisia pabularis, Artemisia purshiana, Artemisia vulgaris ssp. ludoviciana, Artemisia vulgaris var. ludoviciana


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DE , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NT , ON , PE , QC , SK

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-12-11
Research By: CBR

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