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Fringed Sage - Artemisia frigida


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Subshrub from a branched caudex forming mats with short, sterile stems and clustered leaves. Stems ascending or erect, often branched, 10–60 cm, woody at the base. Herbage tomentose to canescent, aromatic. Leaves basal and cauline, petiolate; basal blades oblong, 5–12 mm long, 2 to 3 times divided into linear segments, ca. 1 mm wide; cauline alternate, similar with dissected stipules. Inflorescence narrow leafy-paniculate or -racemose; bracts lobed. Involucre hemispheric, 2–3 mm high; phyllaries green to whitish, tomentose; receptacle hirsute. Disk flowers 30 to 70, perfect and female, glandular; corolla ca. 1.5 mm long; yellow. Achenes glabrous, ca. 1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to QC south to WA, AZ, NM, TX, IA and IN (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 380

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Habitat
Grasslands, sagebrush steppe, coniferous woodlands; plains, valleys, montane, rarely higher (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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