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Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis
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Wyoming Sagebrush
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Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis

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About Wyoming Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis) Wyoming Sagebrush is a common native shrub that grows in Central and Northern California, primarily in the Warner Mountains and Modoc Plateau regions. It is slow growing and long-lived It grows in an upright form to a height of 3 feet, with active growth during the spring and summer. Flowers are yellow and bloom in the late summer Leaves are gray-green and deciduous. It tends to grow in dry valleys and slopes, at elevations from 0-7200 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
3 - 10 ft (0.9 - 3 m)


Growth Rate

Winter Deciduous

Flower Color
Yellow, Cream, White, Brown

Flowering Season

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Dry valleys and slopes


Elevation ?
3205' - 8082'

Annual Precip. ?
4.7" - 26.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.42" - 2.93"

Coldest Month ?
29.8° F - 45.6° F

Hottest Month ?
54.0° F - 75.7° F

Humidity ?
1.56 vpd - 27.25 vpd

Soil Description
Adaptable, tolerant of sand, loam and clay

Landscaping Information
Common uses

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Wyoming 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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