Thursday, May 18, 2017

Artemisia californica (California Sagebrush)

 3/1/19 Walker Canyon Trail, Temescal Mountains, Lake Elsinore, 
Riverside County, CA

 3/11/17 Harford Springs Reserve, Gavilan Hills, Riverside County, CA

3/23/19 Harford Springs Reserve, Gavilan Hills, Riverside County, CA

 12/30/18 Manzanita Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve,
Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA


COMMON NAME: California Sagebrush

SPECIES: Artemisia californica

FAMILY: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 3/11/2017

LOCATION: Harford Springs Reserve, Gavilan Hills, Riverside County, CA

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Shrub (2)6--25 dm, rounded, branched from base. 

Stem: slender, flexible, wand-like, glabrous to canescent. 

Leaf: 1--10 cm, thread-like and entire or 1--2-pinnately divided into thread-like lobes, +- hairy, light green to gray; margins curled under. 

Inflorescence: heads disciform, < 5 mm diam, nodding, short-peduncled along branches of leafy, +- narrow, panicle-like cluster; phyllaries widely (ob)ovate, sparsely canescent, margins wide, scarious. 

Pistillate Flower: 6--10. 

Disk Flower: 15--30. 

Fruit: 0.8--1.5 mm, resin-gland-dotted; pappus +- 0. 

Ecology: Coastal scrub, chaparral, open woodland; 

Elevation: < 800 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: CW, SW; 

Distribution Outside California: northern Baja California. 

Flowering Time: Aug--Nov 

eFlora Treatment Author: Leila M. Shultz

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