Tall Western Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)

Artemisia tridentata sagebrush (15246 bytes) Tall Western Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) is an evergreen shrub, growing up to to 8 feet tall. It's silvery color makes it an attractive addition to the landscape. Native to the dry areas of the western US, this sagebrush prefers full sun and good drainage and is very drought tolerant. It is nitrogen fixing. An important wildlife plant.
Artemisia tridentata foliage (7244 bytes)     Foliage is evergreen. The leaves are simple and alternate with a silver-green color. They are -2 inches in length, with a narrow wedge-shape and 3 lobes. Edible, these leaves are said to aid in digestion when chewed.
Artemisia tridentata flowers (4753 bytes) Flowers are small, yellow and tubular. They are borne on long upright spikes.
Artemisia tridentata bark (5483 bytes) Bark is grayish-brown, shreddy, and splitting lengthwise.

 

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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