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Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. mexicana (White sagebrush)
Lynn, Janice

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. mexicana

Artemisia ludoviciana Nutt. ssp. mexicana (Willd. ex Spreng.) D.D. Keck

White Sagebrush, Louisiana Wormwood, Cudweed Sagewort, Gray Sagewort, Mugwort Wormwood, Prairie Sage

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Artemisia ludoviciana var. mexicana, Artemisia mexicana, Artemisia neomexicana, Artemisia vulgaris var. mexicana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Linear
Size Notes: 1-3 feet in height.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AR , AZ , CA , CO , KS , MA , MO , NE , NJ , NM , NV , OK , TN , TX , UT
Native Distribution: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Mexico. Introduced elsewhere.
Native Habitat: Rocky soils in mountainous areas.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2013-07-10
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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