Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis (Wyoming big sagebrush)

Small, evergreen shrub from 1 to 3 feet tall, adapted to well-drained fertile or infertile shallow soils on benches, lower slopes and plains. Palatability is poor for cattle, fair for sheep and good for wildlife. Provides valuable cover for birds and small mammals.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub/Tree

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple Stem

Mature Height: 3 ft.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Fruit/Seed Color: Brown

Bloom Period: Late Summer

Annual Precipitation: 8-20 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Low

Elevation:  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: 6.0-8.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 1,700,900

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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