Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata (Basin big sagebrush)

Evergreen shrub from 2 to 15 ft. tall, commonly found on moderately shallow to deep, fertile well-drained soils in valleys and on foothills up to 7,000 ft. elevation. Intolerant of high water tables or excessive sub-ground moisture. Utilized heavily by pronghorn, mule deer and sage grouse, whose diet is made up to 75% of Big sagebrush foliage and flowers. Provides valuable cover for wildlife, especially as nesting and escape cover for various birds, jackrabbits and mule deer.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub/Tree

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple stem

Mature Height: 2-15 ft.

Bloom Color: Green

Fruit/Seed Color: White

Bloom Period: Late Summer

Annual Precipitation: 6-35 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Low

Elevation: up to 7,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Low

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 6.5-8.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 2,358,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall/Winter

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None