Artemisia longifolia (Long-Leaved Sage) - photos and description









Bottom of leaves(white) and top of leaves (dark green)

General: Plants much branched from a woody base. Foliage has a sage aroma.

Flowers: Flowers are yellow and grow in dense, leafy panicles. I measured a flower at 4 mm long.

Leaves: Leaves alternate, new leaves at stem tips are white-woolly on both sides, older leaves white-woolly on the underside and dark green and pubescent on the topside. Leaves linear with a prominent mid rib and rolled edges. I measured a leaf at 75 mm long by 7 mm wide.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 80 cm. I measured plants to 50 cm tall.

Habitat: Badlands and shale outcrops.

Abundance: Listed as uncommon in Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Saskatchewan.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Took the above photos July 25th, shale outcrop, Killdeer badlands, east block of Grasslands National Park, about 300 km south west of our home in Regina, SK.