Silver Sagebrush - Artemisia cana ssp. cana
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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).
AK, BC to MB, south to WA, MT, WY, CO, ND, SD, NE and MN (Kartesz 2009).
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- Harvey, S.J. 1981. Life history and reproductive stategies in Artemisia. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 132 p.
- Johnson, J.D. 2004. Restoring native species to crested wheatgrass dominated rangelands. M.Sc.Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 58 p.
- 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.