Artemisia arbuscula (Low sage)

Also called Little sagebrush. A dwarf evergreen shrub (up to 2 ft. tall) adapted to soils with a high clay content and often stoney profile. Found on valley bottoms, alkali basins and wind-swept ridges, or on shallow upland soils from 2,500 to 11,500 ft. Often confused with A. nova. Establishes in small to medium sized pure patches within larger A. tridentata spp. tridentata, A. tridentata ssp. wyomingensis, and A. tridentata ssp. vaseyena shrub communities. Highly palatable to ungulates, and favored by sage grouse.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub/subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Mounding

Mature Height: 16 in.

Bloom Color: 

Fruit/Seed Color: Brown

Bloom Period: 

Annual Precipitation: 7-20 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 2,500-11,500 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status

Fire Resistance: No

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 5.5-8.6


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 980,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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