Artemisia arbuscula subsp. thermopola

Beetle

Rhodora 61: 83. 1959

Common names: Hot Springs sagebrush
Synonyms: Seriphidium arbusculum var. thermopolum (Beetle) Y. R. Ling
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 512. Mentioned on page 511, 518.
Leaves narrowly cuneate (5–10 × 3–6 mm, lobed, lobes 1/2+ blade lengths, laterals to 1 mm wide, often acute). Involucres (1.5–)2–2.5 × 1.5–2 mm.

Phenology: Flowering mid–late summer.
Habitat: Rocky soils of igneous origin
Elevation: 2200–2500 m

Discussion

Because of its deeply lobed leaves, </i>subsp.<i> thermopola can be confused with Artemisia tripartita. The habit, leaf morphology, and geographic distribution of </i>subsp.<i> thermopola suggest introgression between typical A. arbuscula and A. tripartita.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.