Artemisia tridentata Habit of Artemisia tridentata, Grand Canyon National Park.
Artemisia tridentata var. vaseyana Developing inflorescence and foliage of Artemisia tridentata, Grand Canyon National Park.
Common Name Great Basin sage, Big sagebrush
Latin Name Artemisia tridentata
Family Asteraceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones All / 4-9
Type / Form Shrub / Large
Native Habitat Western U. S. between 3,000 and 8,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun
Water Once per month
Height X Width Maximum 6 feet X 12 feet, usual 4 feet X 4 feet
Protective Mechanism Fragrance discourages some browsers
Leaves Silver-green evergreen
Flowers Monoecious. Very small, yellowish, and tubular; borne in small heads on long, upright spikes; some flowers perfect and some imperfect
Bark /Roots Grayish brown, shreddy, and splitting lengthwise.  Young twigs are slender, silvery-gray, and pubescent, becoming grayish brown as they age.
Maintenance None
Propagation Seed, cuttings
Pests and Diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance, foliage accent, background, specimen
Garden Suitability Thornless, Fragrant, Moonlight
Ornamental Value Silver-green leaves, drab brown flowers August to October, fragrant
Nature Value Browse for goats and sheep
Native American Uses Medicinal, ceremonial, leaves chewed
Links  
    Data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/arttrit/all.html
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Artemisia+tridentata
    Images and data http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~plants-c/bio414/species%20pages/Artemisia%20tridentata.htm
    Images and data http://www.desertusa.com/mag00/jul/papr/sage.html
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_tridentata
    Images and data http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/DENDROLOGY/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=431
    Images and data http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?taxon=1369
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=artr2
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/SagebrushBig/SagebrushBig.htm
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/99711/
    Images and data http://www.nazflora.org/artemisia_tridentata.htm
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Asteraceae/Artemisia_tridentata.html
    Images and data http://extension.usu.edu/range/woody/bigsage.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=725
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ARTR2
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/97.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/22690/
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.mswn.com/Plant%20Info%20Sheets/Artemisia%20tridentata.pdf
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Artemisia+tridentata
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
   
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