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Coastal Mugwort
Artemisia suksdorfii
  
About Coastal Mugwort (Artemisia suksdorfii) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Artemisia suksdorfii is a species of sagebrush known by the common names coastal mugwort, coastal wormwood, and Suksdorf sagewort. It is native to coastal western North America from British Columbia to northern California, and it is also known from the Channel Islands of California. It grows in coastal drainages and other habitat near the ocean. This is a rhizomatous perennial herb producing many erect stems one half to two meters in height. The unbranched stems are brownish and have woody bases. The leaves are narrow and lobed, green and hairless on top and white and woolly underneath. The flower cluster is generally spike-like, up to 30 centimeters long and a few wide. It contains many clusters of small flower heads with shiny yellow-green phyllaries and yellow disc and pistillate florets. The fruit is a tiny achene less than a millimeter long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
4.9 - 7 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Cream, White, Yellow, Green

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer, Fall

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Plataea personariaPlataea personaria

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Low, Moderate - High

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Common uses
Common uses
Deer Resistant, Bird Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
4*, 5*, 6, 7, 14, 15*, 16*, 17*, 19, 20, 21, 22*, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Wet spots, distrubed places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 13.8" - 82.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.29" - 2.29", Coldest Month: 43.4" - 55.2", Hottest Month: 58.6" - 71.4", Humidity: 0.29" - 18.17", Elevation: 3" - 1360"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Coastal Wormwood, Suksdorf Sagewort


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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