Artemisia cana (Sagebrush) - photos and description

 Above photo on July 27th


 Above photo on June 11th



General: Shrubs with a branching growth habit, often with twisted stems. Foliage strongly aromatic - a strong sage aroma.

Flowers: Flowers yellow measured at 5 mm long, and grow in a narrow, leafy panicle.

Leaves: Leaves alternate, entire, linear to linear-lanceolate, white woolly, with a prominent mid rib on leaf bottom. Leaf highlighted in photo above was 48 mm long by 6 mm wide.

Height: Budd's Flora lists the height to 150 cm tall, we measured plants to 115 cm tall.

Habitat: Habitat is dry hills and prairie.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken June 11th, prairie pasture about 125 km west of Regina, SK, July 27th steep hillsides East Block of Grasslands National Park about 300 km southwest of Regina, SK, and September 6th, hillsides of the Qu'Appelle Valley, about 35 km north of our home in Regina, SK.