Artemisia ludoviciana
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Artemisia ludoviciana

prairie sagebrush
western sage

  family asteraceae 
  genus artemisia 

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Genus  Artemisia Species  ludoviciana Variety  Cultivar  Common names  prairie sagebrush   western sage Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S14013 Data source  Allergy p286;Xeri p297
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Decumbent Overall height  2' - 3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-09b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Artemisia ludoviciana can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. It usually does best in dry soils. Prairie sagebrush (also known as western sage) tolerates occasional periods of drought.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes 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  Strong Hay fever season  Jul 01 - Sep 30 Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  A well-known pollen producer, this plant is to be avoided on dry, windy days. Hay fever season usually extends from July to September.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    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 ludoviciana is a wildflower that occurs throughout Western US.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Artemisia ludoviciana is a perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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