|Scientific Name||Artemisia frigida||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ARFR4|
|Common Name||Prairie Sagewort, Fringed Sage||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||35465|
|Description||Life zones and habitat: Plains to montane (4000 to 10000 ft.); dry hillsides, meadows and clearings.
Plant: Erect, fragrant, semi-shrub, woody at the base; spreading, much-branched stems; 4 to 16 inches tall.
Leaves: Silvery grey-green leaves 2 or 3 times pinnately-divided into linear segments 1/4 to 1/2-inch long; basal leaves in tufts; small stem leaves clumped together.
Inforescence: Flower stems with several dozen hairy flower heads in nodding racemes or open panicles, each 1/4-inch across with numerous (25 to 50) tiny disk florets.
Bloom Period: July to October.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SW Colorado Wildflowers and US Forest Service.
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