Artemisia stelleriana Besser
Family: Asteraceae
beach sage-wort, beach wormwood, dusty-miller sage-wort
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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, 12"-28" tall forb with no odor, unbranched to the inflorescence; from rhizomes
Leaves: alternate, silvery with a few, rounded lobes leaf drawing
Flowers: inflorescence usually dense, narrow clusters of large heads; blooms May-Sept.
Fruits: top-like, dry seed with a narrow base and rounded top
Habitat: beaches; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive