Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata

Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata

Basin big sagebrush

Previous scientific name(s): Artemisia angusta, Artemisia tridentata var. angustifolia, Seriphidium tridentatum

Evergreen shrub from 3 to 12 ft. tall commonly found on deep, fertile well-drained soils in valleys and on foothills to 7,000 ft. elevation. Palatability varies but usually is poor for cattle and moderate for wildlife. Provides valuable cover for wildlife.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in.
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
10 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
2,000 
- 7,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
73.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
2,500,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Fall