Scabland Sagebrush -
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Not Documented Global Rank
State Rank Reason below) C-value
Agency Status USFWS
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Artemisia rigida is not documented in Montana. Artemisia rigida was included in the Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest - Volume 5 (Cronquist 1955). This was the basis for its inclusion in the Vascular Plants of Montana (Dorn 1984). Artemisia rigida was also included in a sagebrush guidebook produced by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (date unknown). In the Flora of North America Montana is included in the distribution of Artemisia rigida; yet, the basis for this report is unknown (Shultz in Flora of North America 2006). Extensive searches for plant specimens or reported observations have turned up nothing (Lesica et al. 2012; MTNHP Status Review in 2018). A conservation status rank is not applicable (SNA) because this plant is not known to occur in Montana.
This excerpt is adapted from the (Shultz Flora of North America in FNA 2006). PLANTS: Shrubs with stems 40 cm or less tall. Bark gray, peeling away. Branches widely spreading. Foliage mildly aromatic. Stems gray, coarse, brittle, and hairy. LEAVES: Alternately arranged. 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. INFLORESCENCE: Flower heads in spiciform or paniculiform arrays, 2–20 by 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.
Literature Cited Above
Legend: View Online Publication Flora of North America Editorial Committee (FNA). 2006. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 21. Magnoliophyta: Asteridae (in part): Asteraceae, part 3. Oxford Univ. Press, New York. xxii + 616 pp. Flora of North America Editorial Committee. 2006. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 19. Magnoliophyta: Asteridae, part 6: Asteraceae, part 1. Oxford Univ. Press, New York. xxiv + 579 pp. Flora of North America Editorial Committee. 2006. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 20. Magnoliophyta: Asteridae, part 7: Asteraceae, part 2. Oxford Univ. Press, New York. xxii + 666 pp. Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p. Additional References
Legend: View Online Publication Do you know of a citation we're missing? 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.