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Basin Big Sagebrush - Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata

Global Rank: G5T4T5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
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Diagnostic Characteristics
Subspecies tridentata is typically over 1 meter tall. Its leaves are gradually tapered towards the base. The inflorescences typically arise from throughout the crown (foliage) of the plant. The involucre is 1.5-2.5 mm long.

Species Range

Range Comments
BC, AB south to CA east to NM; most widespread in the Great Basin (Kartesz 2009).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 19

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Basin Big Sagebrush — Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from