Artemisia californica Artemisia californica
The nonshowy shrub California sagebrush, Artemisia californica
Common Name California Sage, Trailing Sagebrush
Latin Name Artemisia californica
Family Asteraceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 7-9, 14-24 / 7-10
Type / Form Shrub / Medium
Native Habitat Dry slopes below 4,500 feet in California
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per month at most
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width Usual 3 feet X 3 feet, may grow up to 6 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Silver evergreen foliage
Flowers Accent plant, insignificant flowers.  Flowers very small, yellow-green to pink, flower heads arranged in racemes, summer to late fall.
Bark / Roots Initially gray, becoming gray-brown. Slender, whispy and covered in pale pubescence, may be grooved. /
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seed
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance, background
Garden Suitability Songbird, Fragrance, Thornless
Nature Value Seeds eaten by birds
Native American Uses Medicinal tea
Links  
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?enlarge=0000+0000+0603+0393
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_californica
    Images and data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/artcal/all.html
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=arca11
    Images and data http://www.anniesannuals.com/plants/plant_display.asp?prodid=2731
    Images and data http://www.californiagardens.com/Plant_Pages/artemisia_californica.htm
    Images and data http://www.researchlearningcenter.com/bloom/species/Artemisia_californica.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.net/bloomingplants/californiasagebrush.html
    Images and data http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syllabus2/factsheet.cfm?ID=769
    Data http://www.plant-supplies.com/plants/artemisiacalifornica.htm
    Data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?609,719,726
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/93.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Artemisia+californica
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=2305
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ARCA11
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