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Artemisia palmeri (San diego sagebrush)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Artemisia palmeri

Artemisia palmeri A. Gray

San Diego Sagebrush, San Diego Sagewort

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: ARPA15

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A woody, upright perennial, 2-3 ft. high and wide, with long, wand-like stems and small, linear, green leaves.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Root Type: Tap
Leaf: Gray
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul


Native Distribution: S. coastal CA
Native Habitat: Scrubby bluffs & canyons below 1500 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.


Attracts: Birds
Deer Resistant: High

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.


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

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

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


Record Modified: 2007-12-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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