Search Field Guide
Advanced Search
Montana Field Guide

Montana Field Guides

Three-tip Sagebrush - Artemisia tripartita


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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

External Links






 
General Description
Shrubs 5–80 cm high, sprouting after fire. Herbage densely tomentose, aromatic. Leaves 1–3 cm long, linear or linear-oblong and deeply divided distally into 3 linear lobes. Inflorescence paniculate; bracts linear. Involucre turbinate, 2.5–3.5 mm high; outer phyllaries green, canescent; the inner brown to purple, glandular; receptacle glabrous. Disk flowers perfect, 3 to 11, glandular; corolla 1.5–2 mm long, yellow to reddish. Achenes glabrous or resinous, ca. 2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are subspecies tripartita and rupicola Beetle.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to NV, ID and WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 44

(Click on the following maps and charts to see full sized version) Map Help and Descriptions
Relative Density

Recency

 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



Habitat
Sandy to clay soils of sagebrush steppe; valleys to subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
Login Logout
Citation for data on this website:
Three-tip Sagebrush — Artemisia tripartita.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from