Artemisia ludoviciana Nutt. - Prairie Sage


 

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Artemisia ludoviciana - (image 1 of 5)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Asteraceae

Habitat

Prairies. Dry ground and waste places

Associates

 

Distribution

Western U.S. and northern Mexico. Populations east of IL are likely introduced.

Morphology

Low perennial, reaching a height of 0.3-1 m in flower. Leaves lanceolate, gray-white tomentose, entire to irregularly coarsely toothed.

Notes

Flowers July to September

Wetland indicator: Upland

Native from Michigan south and west, has been introduced east of it's natural range. It is a common component of prairie seed mixes, sometimes being introduced to restorations where it would not normally be found.

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 


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