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Scabland Sagebrush - Artemisia rigida

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

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General Description
Stems 40 cm or less. Bark gray, peeling away. Branches widely spreading. Foliage mildly aromatic. Stems gray, coarse, brittle, and hairy. Leaves 1.5-4 cm long, up to 0.7 cm long, broadly oblanceolate, 3-lobed (lobes 1/2+ length of blade and ca. 1 mm wide), densely hairy above and below, rigid. Infloresence in spiciform or paniculiform arrays, 2–20 × 2 cm. Involucre 4–5 × 2.5–3.5 mm. Phyllaries elliptic, apex acute to obtuse, densely canescent. Florets 4–8; corollas yellowish red to red, 2–2.8 mm long. Achene 1-1.5 mm long, 4–5-ribbed, glabrous (adapted from Shultz, 2006, in Fl. North America, Vol. 19).

Range Comments
WA to MT (Lake County), south to OR and ID (Kartesz 2009).

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Scabland Sagebrush — Artemisia rigida.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from