Bird's-foot Sagebrush - Artemisia pedatifida
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A dominant species on clayey soils across thousands of acres in Carbon county.
Subshrub 3–10 cm, forming mats of short, sterile shoots. Herbage canescent to tomentose. Leaves petiolate; blades 4–10 mm long, 1 to 2 times ternately divided into linear lobes. Inflorescence spiciform or narrowly racemose; bracts mostly lobed. Involucre globose, 2–3 mm high; phyllaries green, tomentose; receptacle glabrous. Disk flowers 8 to 15, female and male; corolla 2–3 mm long, yellow, glandular. Achenes glabrous, ca. 1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
ID, MT, WY and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Sandy or clayey, open soil of open slopes and flats in the valley zone.
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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.
- Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.