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Mountain Sagebrush
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About Mountain Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana) Mountain Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana) is a common native shrub that grows in northern, southern and central California. It is slow growing and long-lived. It grows in an upright form to a height of 7 feet, with active growth during the spring, summer, fall. Leaves are gray-green and deciduous. It tends to grow in dry valleys and slopes, at elevations from 5900-9800 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Shrub

Max. Height
10 ft (3 m)

Flower Color
Cream, White, Yellow

Flowering Season
Summer, Fall
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter


Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Site Type
Dry valleys and slopes

Sun
Sun

Elevation ?
916' - 14200'

Annual Precip. ?
6.0" - 79.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.20" - 4.45"

Coldest Month ?
18.0° F - 52.1° F

Hottest Month ?
38.7° F - 78.7° F

Humidity ?
0.38 vpd - 28.27 vpd

Soil Description
Prefers moderately deep, well drained soil

Drainage
Fast

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Water Requirement ?
Extremely Low, Very Low
Extremely Low
Very Low
Low
Moderate - High


Common uses
Bank Stabilization, Hedges, Bird Gardens

Nursery Availability
Commonly Available

Other Names
Common Names
Mountain Big Sagebrush


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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