Overview of Artemisia ludovicianus
Artemisia ludoviciana Artemisia ludoviciana Artemisia ludoviciana
Common Name White Sagebrush, Whitebrush, Sagewort, Silver Wormwood, Western Mugwort, Dark-leaved Mugwort, Prairie Sage, Silver King, Cudweed, Native Wormwood
Latin Name Artemisia ludoviciana
Family Asteraceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones All zones / 4-10
Type / Form Shrub / Small to medium
Native Habitat Western interior U. S. and Mexico from 2,000 to 11,500 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun
Water Once to none per month
Height X Width 1 foot X 3 feet, spreads by rhizomes
Protective Mechanism None
Flowers Fragrant silver foliage, insignificant yellow flowers July to October
Bark / Roots   /  Rhizomatous
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seeds, rhizomes
Pests and diseases Grasshoppers
Landscape uses Erosion control, borders, low maintenance, parkways, cut flowers
Leaves Aromatic silver foliage groundcover
Garden Suitability Moonlight, Mountain, Thornless
Ornamental Value Fragrant silver foliage, insignificant yellow flowers July to October
Nature Value Browsed by deer, liked by grasshoppers
Native American Uses Used to make unfeathered arrows
    Images and data http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/plant.asp?code=A405
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=710
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Asteraceae/Artemisia_ludoviciana.html
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/58661/
    Images and data http://www.backyardgardener.com/plantname/pda_7ffb.html
    Images and data http://www.perennials.com/seeplant.html?item=1.075.800
    Images and data http://desertwaterwisegardens.suite101.com/article.cfm/artemesia
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_ludoviciana
    Images and data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242416100
    Images and data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/artlud/all.html
    Images and data http://desertwaterwisegardens.suite101.com/article.cfm/artemesia
    Images and data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/artlud/all.html
    Images and data http://museum.utep.edu/chih/gardens/plants/artemlud.htm
    Images and data http://www.perennials.com/seeplant.html?item=1.075.800
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ARLU
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/1243.htm
  Somewhat invasive