fringed sage-wort, prairie sage-wort, prairie sagebrush
Etymology: Artemisia: referring to the Greek goddess Artemis who so benefited from a plant of this family that she gave it her own name
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-16" tall forb shrubby at the bottom, forming mats
Leaves: alternate, silky, silvery, numerous, clustered at the base, 2-3 times 3-parted into linear lobes
Flowers: head yellowish; inflorescence branched clusters; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: dry seed, narrowing towards the base amd with a truncated top
Habitat: sun; dry; prairies, cliffs
Conservation Status: Special Concern
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 9 WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"