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Field Sagewort - Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata
Other Names:  Artemisia campestris var. caudata

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Native Species

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
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Diagnostic Characteristics
Subspecies caudata differs from the other subspecies by the combination of its biennial, tap-rooted growth form, glabrous foliage, and the presense of a basal rosette of leaves that withers during the growing season.

Range Comments
Widespread across much of North America but mostly absent from the southeast and west of the Rocky Mountains (Kartesz 2009).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 4

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  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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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.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2022. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants, Second Edition. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 779 p.
    • Meier, G.A. 1997. The colonization of Montana roadsides by native and exotic plants. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 45 p.
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