Artemisia nova

Artemisia nova

Black sagebrush

Previous scientific name(s): Artemisia arbuscula ssp. nova, Artemisia arbuscula var. nova, Artemisia nova var. duchesnicola, Artemisia tridentata

Small, evergreen shrub up to 2 ft. tall, occupying shallow, often calcareous soils on foothills, ridges and plateaus between 4,000 and 8,000 feet. Intolerant of moist sites. Provides good forage for wildlife and sheep.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 24 
in.
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
4,000 
- 8,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
95.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
907,200
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous/Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Fall