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Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)
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Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)

General: Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) is a fairly large, upright, brushy shrub with upright stems and blue green leaves divided into three lobes at the tip. Flowerheads are small and borne along the upper stem.

Big Sagebrush is one of the dominant shrub species in the Great Basin Desert, and it extends into the Mojave Desert at higher elevations and is a fairly common component of mountain communities in drier areas in the Upper Sonoran (Pinyon-Juniper Woodland), Transition (Yellow Pine), and Canadian (Pine-Fir Forest) life zones.

Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae).

Other Names:

Plant Form: Upright, brushy shrub.

Height: Usually to about 4 feet, often higher.

Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)

Stems: Upright.

Leaves: Usually 1/2 to 2 inches, wedge-shaped with 3 lobes at the tip, densely hairy, which gives them a gray-green appearance. Leaves often in axillary clusters. Keeps leaves during winter.

Flowers: Blooms during summer. Inflorescence: flowerheads along about 5-7 inches of stem, held close to stem. Flowerheads very small; individual flowers tiny.

Seeds:

Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)

Habitat: Middle elevations in the mountains.

Elevation: Usually above 6,000 to tree line, but occurs at lower elevations in places like Lost Creek, Pine Creek, and other canyons along the Red Rocks cliffs.

Distribution: Western North America.

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Insect gall on Big Sagebrush
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Insect gall on Big Sagebrush

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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