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Silver Sagebrush - Artemisia cana ssp. cana

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: S4S5

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General Description
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Diagnostic Characteristics
Subspecies cana is distinguished from subsp. viscidula by its taller stature (up to 150 cm), entire leaf margins, blades grayish and densely hairy (tomentose) and up to 5 mm wide, and its occurrence mostly east of the Continental Divide (Shultz, 2006, in Flora N. America, Vol. 19).

Species Range

Range Comments
AK, BC to MB, south to WA, MT, WY, CO, ND, SD, NE and MN (Kartesz 2009).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 39

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Silver Sagebrush — Artemisia cana ssp. cana.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from