Artemisia campestris ssp. pacifica

(Field Sagewort)

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Artemisia campestris ssp. pacifica, Frisco Peninsula, Summit Co. 4424

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Artemisia campestris ssp. pacifica, Frisco Peninsula, Summit Co. 4444

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Artemisia campestris ssp. pacifica, Frisco Peninsula, Summit Co. 7998

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Artemisia campestris ssp. pacifica, Frisco Peninsula, Summit Co. 8003

Scientific Name Artemisia campestris ssp. pacifica USDA PLANTS Symbol ARCAP2
Common Name Field Sagewort ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 183751
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to montane (4500 to 10500 ft.); dry, sandy, grassy areas, meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial 12 to 32 inches tall; single to multiple (2 to 5), reddish stems, smooth or with silky hairs.
Leaves: Light green hairy leaves; basal and lower stem leaves pinnately-divided 2 or 3 times into linear lobes; basal leaves persistent through blooming; upper stem leaves linear or narrowly oblong.
Inflorescence: Narrow, long, spike-like panicle with many very small (~1/8-inch) composite flowers; smooth involucres.
Bloom Period: July to October.
References: Jane Hendrix, Breckenridge, CO., "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and Flora of North America.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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