Artemisia borealis subsp. richardsoniana

(Besser) Korobkov in A. I. Tolmatchew

in A. I. Tolmatchew, Fl. Arct. URSS 10: 178. 1987

Common names: Richardson’s sagewort
Synonyms: Artemisia caudata var. richardsoniana (Besser) B. Boivin Artemisia desertorum var. richardsoniana (Besser) Besser
Basionyms: Artemisia richardsoniana Besser
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 506.
Plants (6–)8–15(–20) cm, herbage white-hoary. Corollas (at least lobes) deep red, 3–3.5 mm.

Phenology: Flowering mid–late summer.
Habitat: River terraces, tundra
Elevation: 0–600 m

Distribution

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N.W.T., Nunavut, Yukon, Alaska.

Discussion

Long overlooked, subsp. richardsoniana is easily distinguished by its relatively short stature, dense, white indument, and deep red corollas. It is known only from western arctic North America.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.