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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
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 39

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References
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    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Walton, T.P. 1984. Reproductive mechanisms of plains silver sagebrush Artemisia cana cana in southeastern Montana. M.S. thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman.
    • Wambolt, C. L., T. P. Walton, and R. S. White. 1990. Sprouting and seedling establishment in plains silver sagebrush (Artemisia cana Pursh. ssp. cana). Great Basin Nat. 50:201-207.
    • Wambolt, C. L., T. Walton and R. S. White. 1989. Seed dispersal characteristics of plains silver sagebrush. The Prairie Naturalist. 21:(3)113-118.
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