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White Sagebrush (Artemisia ludoviciana)

  • White Sagebrush (Artemisia Ludoviciana) http://www.sagebud.com/white-sagebrush-artemisia-ludoviciana
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 3: 529. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc | USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 3: 529. | License: PD USDA
  • White Sagebrush (Artemisia Ludoviciana) http://www.sagebud.com/white-sagebrush-artemisia-ludoviciana
    Credit: Gordon Leppig & Andrea J. Pickart | http://www.fws.gov/h... | License: PD US FWS PD US Government
  • White Sagebrush (Artemisia Ludoviciana) http://www.sagebud.com/white-sagebrush-artemisia-ludoviciana
    Credit: Steve Hurst | http://plants.usda.g... | License: PD US Government PD USDA ARS
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Artemisia Ludoviciana, or more commonly know as White Sagebrush, is a subshrub forb/herb with white-gray foliage and white flowers of the genus Artemisia. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 3 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during early spring and is intolerant of shade. Artemisia Ludoviciana or White Sagebrush's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Artemisia
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: NE&GP
  • State T/E Status: MI (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: MI (western mugwort)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL FACU
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(UPL) 2(UPL) 3(UPL) 4(FACU) 5(FACU-) 6(UPL) 7(UPL) 8(FACU) 9(FACU-*) 0(FACU-)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: Moderate
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: High
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: White-Gray
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Moderate
  • Foliage Texture: Fine
  • Fruit/Seed Color: White
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Rhizomatous
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 3
  • Height Mature (feet): 3
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: None
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: High
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: High
  • Fertility Requirement: Low
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 70
  • Hedge Tolerance: High
  • Moisture Use: Low
  • pH (Minimum): 6
  • pH (Maximum): 9
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 4800
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 10000
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 10
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 60
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 8
  • Salinity Tolerance: High
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -33
  • Bloom Period: Early Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: High
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Fall
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: Yes
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 4048000
  • Seed Spread Rate: Moderate
  • Seedling Vigor: High
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Moderate




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