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Black Sagebrush - Artemisia nova
Other Names:  Artemisia arbuscula ssp. nova

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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

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General Description
Shrub 15–50 cm high, not sprouting after fire. Herbage tomentose with green or gold resin dots beneath, aromatic. Leaves cuneate, 5–15 mm long, 3-lobed distally. Inflorescence simple- or compound-spiciform; bracts linear. Involucre turbinate, 2.5–5 mm high; outer phyllaries green, tomentose; inner tan, resinous; receptacle glabrous. Disk flowers perfect, 2 to 6, glandular; corolla 2–3 mm long. Achenes glabrous or resinous, ca. 1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
MT south to CA, AZ and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 69

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Habitat
Stony, calcareous soil of sagebrush steppe, juniper or mountain mahogany woodlands; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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.
    • Zamora, B., and P. T. Tueller. 1973. Artemisia arbuscula, A. longiloba, and A. nova habitat types in northern Nevada. Great Basin Naturalist 33(4):225-242.
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