Artemisia dracunculus
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Artemisia dracunculus

green sagebrush

  family asteraceae 
  genus artemisia 

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Genus  Artemisia Species  dracunculus Variety  Cultivar  Common names  tarragon   green sagebrush Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S13787 Data source  Allergy p287;MedPl p171;Frgnt p178
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Herb Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The leaves of Artemisia dracunculus have a strong resinous aroma.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Light Hay fever season  Aug 01 - Oct 31 Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  digestive stimulant   sedative   emmenagogue Medicinal parts  Aerial parts   Root Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  yes Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Artemisia dracunculus is considered by some to be an herbal remedy. It's used as a digestive stimulant, a sedative or an emmenagogue. Tarragon (sometimes called green sagebrush) is not safe for use during pregnancy. The aerial parts and the root are used in herbal preparations. This anemophilous species has only a light pollen count during hay fever season. August to October is the usual season for causing hay-fever problems.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  very aromatic Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Strong Fragrance category  Resinous Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Artemisia dracunculus occurs throughout Western US.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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