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Silver Sagebrush - Artemisia cana


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Shrubs 50–100 cm high, capable of resprouting after fire. Stems tomentose to canescent. Herbage sparsely to densely tomentose. Leaves linear to linear-oblanceolate, 2–5 cm long. Inflorescence densely leafy-paniculate. Involucre campanulate, 3–4 mm high; phyllaries green to brown, tomentose; receptacle glabrous. Disk flowers perfect, 4 to 20, glabrous to glandular; corolla 2–3 mm long. Achenes resinous, 1–2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are subspecies cana and viscidula (Osterh.) Beetle.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AB to MB south to CA, NV, UT, CO and NE (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 47

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