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White Sagebrush

Artemisia ludoviciana subsp. redolens (A. Gray) Keck

Comprehensive Description

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Artemisia redolens A. Gray, Proc. Am. Acad. 21: 393. 1886
A perennial, with a thick root and short caudex; stems 4-6 dm. high, somewhat tomentose; lower leaves once or twice pinnately 3-5-cleft into linear or lanceolate divisions, somewhat silky but green above, finely and sparingly tomentulose beneath, or those of the basal shoots more densely pubescent and white beneath; leaves of the branches linear and entire; heads numerous in an open, loose, leafy panicle; involucre 3.5 mm. high, 3 mm. broad; bracts 10-12, in 3-4 series, sparingly silky-tomentose or nearly glabrous, the outer lanceolate, half as long as the innermost; inner bracts elliptic, acutish; ray-flowers about 10; corollas 1.5 mm. long; disk-flowers 4 or 5; corollas 2 mm. long; achenes 1 mm. long, striate. (In the original description referred to the section Dracunculus, but evidently erroneously so.)
Type locality: Chihuahua on cool slopes under cliffs [rocky hills near the city]. Distribution: Chihuahua and Durango.
bibliographic citation
Per Axel Rydberg. 1916. (CARDUALES); CARDUACEAE; TAGETEAE, ANTHEMIDEAE. North American flora. vol 34(3). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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