|Scientific Name||Artemisia scopulorum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ARSC|
|Common Name||Alpine Sagebrush, Alpine Sagewort, Alpine Sage||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||35493|
|Description||Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine (10000 to 14000 ft.); open rocky areas in meadows and tundra.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 14 inches tall with slightly reddish, hairy stems.
Leaves: Soft, hairy mostly basal leaves 2 to 3 times pinnately-divided into narrow lobes 3/8 ti 1-3/8 inches long.
Inflorescence: Small flower heads 3/16-inch across, usually tending to one side, horizontal or nodding, in dense racemes; disk florets are yellow tinged with green and brown; hairy phyllaries with dark brown or black edges.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, SW Colorado Wildflowers and American Southwest.
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