Artemisia nova (Black sagebrush)

Small, evergreen shrub up to 2 ft. tall, occupying dry sites with shallow, often calcareous soils on foothills, ridges and plateaus from 4,000 to 8,000 ft. Can be confused with A. arbuscula, and similarly often occurs in solid stands. Intolerant of moist sites. Provides good forage for ungulates, especially deer and pronghorn. Establishes easily from seed.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub/subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple stem

Mature Height: 12 in.

Bloom Color: 

Fruit/Seed Color: Brown

Bloom Period: Late Summer

Annual Precipitation: 6-20 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 4,000-8,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Low

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 7.0-8.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 952,700

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None