Artemisia arbuscula, (low sagebrush)



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Intermountain Flora
Similar to A. tridentata and with the characteristic spicy odor of A. tridentata vars. tridentata and wyomingensis, but smaller, mostly 1-3 dm tall exclusive of the inflorescences, not sprouting after fire; leaves relatively small, up to 1.5 or seldom 2 cm long, sometimes more deeply toothed than in A. tridentata, but the teeth or segments, even when relatively elongate, broader in form than those of A. tripartita, only seldom more than 6 times as long as wide, and the undivided portion of the blade evidently widened distally; inflorescence congested and more or less spiciform; seldom more than 1.5 cm wide; involucre narrow, 3-5 mm high, at least the middle and outer bracts gray-tomentose; glowers 4-8 per head; 2n = 18, 36.

Cronquist, A., Holmgren, A.H., Holmgren, N.H., Reveal, J.L., and Holmgren, P.K. (1994) "Intermountain Flora" pg.162, vol. 5, The New York Botanical Garden New York.