Artemisia frigida Willd.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Artemisia frigida Willd.

  • Description

    Species Description - Mat-forming perennial 1–4 dm, from a stout caudex or woody crown, somewhat shrubby at base; lvs small and numerous, clustered at base and well distributed along the stem, sericeous-tomentose, the blade 5–12 mm, twice or thrice ternately divided into linear or linear-filiform divisions 1 mm wide or less, commonly with a pair of simple or trifid stipule-like divisions at the base; infl paniculiform, or racemiform in depauperate plants; invol 2–3 mm; receptacle with numerous long hairs; achenes narrowed to the base, truncate above, obscurely if at all nerved; 2n=18. Prairies and dry open places; sw. Wis., Io. and Kans. to Ariz., Alaska, and Siberia, and occasionally intr. eastward. July–Sept.

  • Common Names

    prairie sagewort