Artemisia arbuscula

Artemisia arbuscula

Low sage

Also called Gray low sagebrush. A dwarf evergreen shrub to 2 ft. tall, adapted to the western U.S. in soils having an increasing clay content with depth and often with stoney soil profiles. Found on wind-swept ridges, or on shallow upland soils from 2,500 to 11,500 ft. Very similar to Alkali sagebrush and also sometimes confused with Black Sagebrush. Often grows in small to medium sized islands within Basin, Wyoming, and Mountain Big sagebrush communities. Highly palatable to livestock and wildlife ungulates, and favored by sage grouse.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 18 
in.
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
2,500 
- 11,500 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Average
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
98.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
972,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Summer