pacificus or Artemisia campestris
|Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)|
Sagewort, though a native plant, has a weedy appearance on dry meadows and
hillsides. Leaves are pinnately divided and slightly gray-green. A hand
lens will help you see the short, dense hairs on the leaf surface. Several
woody stems grow from each plant.
Compare to Oligosporus dracunculus (Wild Tarragon), which has hairless, greener linear leaves that are not divided.
Compare to Artemisia biennis, which has much larger leaves and grows as a single stem.
|Vegetation zone:||Plains, Foothills|
|Time of bloom:||July - October|