Artemisia cana subsp. bolanderi

(A. Gray) G. H. Ward

Contr. Dudley Herb. 4: 192. 1953.

Common names: Bolander sagebrush
Basionym: Artemisia bolanderi A. Gray Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 19: 50. 1883
Synonyms: Artemisia tridentata subsp. bolanderi (A. Gray) H. M. Hall & Clements Seriphidium bolanderi (A. Gray) Y. R. Ling Seriphidium canum subsp. bolanderi (A. Gray) W. A. Weber
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 513. Mentioned on page 512.

Shrubs, 50–60(–80) cm. Stems white (felty-tomentose when young). Leaves sometimes bright green, blades linear to narrowly lanceolate, (1.5–)3–4 × 0.2–0.6 cm, usually entire, sometimes with irregular lobes. Heads (2–3 per branch) in (sparsely leafy) arrays 12–18 × 1–2 cm. Involucres broadly campanulate, 3–4 × 4–5 mm. Phyllaries narrowly ovate-lanceolate, acute (outer) or obtuse, densely hairy. Florets 8–16. Cypselae 1–1.5 mm. 2n = 18, 36.

Phenology: Flowering mid–late summer.
Habitat: Gravel soils, mountain meadows, stream banks
Elevation: 1600–3300 m


Subspecies bolanderi is known only from the western United States.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Leila M. Shultz +
(A. Gray) G. H. Ward +
Artemisia bolanderi +
Bolander sagebrush +
Calif. +, Nev. +  and Oreg. +
1600–3300 m +
Gravel soils, mountain meadows, stream banks +
Flowering mid–late summer. +
Contr. Dudley Herb. +
Artemisia tridentata subsp. bolanderi +, Seriphidium bolanderi +  and Seriphidium canum subsp. bolanderi +
Artemisia cana subsp. bolanderi +
Artemisia cana +
subspecies +