Artemisia campestris subsp. caudata

(Michaux) H. M. Hall & Clements

Publ. Carnegie Inst. Wash. 326: 122. 1923

Common names: Armoise caudée
Synonyms: Artemisia forwoodii A. Gray
Basionyms: Artemisia caudata Michaux
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 507. Mentioned on page 506.
Biennials, 20–80(–150) cm. Stems usually 1. Leaves: basal rosettes not persistent (faces green and glabrous or sparsely white-pubescent). Heads in arrays 12–30(–35) × 1–8(–12) cm. Involucres turbinate, 2–3 × 2–3 mm.

Phenology: Flowering early–late summer.
Habitat: Open meadows, usually moist soils, sometimes sandy or rocky habitats
Elevation: 10–1000 m

Distribution

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Ont., Que., Sask., Ark., Colo., Conn., Fla., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Maine, Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Mont., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Tex., Vt., Wis.

Discussion

A population of Artemisia campestris found in Massachusetts differs from populations of subsp. caudata by its smaller heads and multiple branched stems. That population is typical of subsp. campestris, formerly believed to be restricted to Europe.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.