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Snowfield Sagebrush
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About Snowfield Sagebrush (Artemisia spiciformis) Artemisia spiciformis is a North American species in the sunflower family, with the common name Snowfield sagebrush. It grows at high elevations in the mountains, frequently in the vicinity of late-season snow. It is found in the Western United States in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado. Artemisia serrata is an aromatic shrub up to 80 cm (32 inches) tall. It has several stems and many small flower heads. It can be round on rocky slopes, open meadows, etc.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
2.6 ft (0.8 m)

Flower Color
Cream, White, Yellow

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
4594' - 12226'

Annual Precip. ?
15.4" - 71.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.87" - 3.39"

Coldest Month ?
21.3° F - 46.2° F

Hottest Month ?
40.8° F - 69.3° F

Humidity ?
0.98 vpd - 17.84 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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