Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana (Mountain big sagebrush)

Medium height evergreen shrub from 2 to 5 feet tall, adapted to well-drained medium depth soils on higher benches, upper mountain slopes and meadows. Palatability varies but generally poor for livestock and good for wildlife. Provides valuable cover for wildlife.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub/Tree

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple Stem

Mature Height: 7 ft.

Bloom Color: 

Fruit/Seed Color: Brown

Bloom Period: Fall

Annual Precipitation: 11-45 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:  ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: None

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 6.0-8.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 1,973,100

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None