Artemisia serrata Nutt.
Family: Asteraceae
saw-leaf mugwort, saw-tooth wormwood, saw-toothed sagebrush, toothed sage
Artemisia serrata image
Marcie O'Connor  
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, 3'-6' tall forb; stems mostly hairless below the inflorescence; from rhizomes
Leaves: alternate, many, lance-like, undivided leaves with sharp, even teeth; upper side green, lower side silvery leaf drawing
Flowers: head yellowish; inflorescence large, leafy clusters; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Fruits: elliptical, dry seed
Habitat: prairies, low ground
Conservation Status: Native