Artemisia douglasiana Besser
Douglas' Sagewort, Douglas Mugwort
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Artemisia campestris var. douglasiana, Artemisia vulgaris ssp. heterophylla, Artemisia vulgaris var. douglasiana
USDA Symbol: ardo3
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Entire
Size Notes: Up to about 8 feet tall, often shorter.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
DistributionUSA: 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 ConditionsWater 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.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Birds like the seeds and use it for perching and cover.
Value to Beneficial InsectsProvides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Propagation is from seed or division of the root crown. Seeds germinate readily.
Commercially Avail: yes
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording 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
Web ReferenceWebref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Artemisia douglasiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Artemisia douglasiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Artemisia douglasiana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-11-22
Research By: TWC Staff