Artemisia cana subsp. bolanderi

(A. Gray) G. H. Ward

Contr. Dudley Herb. 4: 192. 1953

Common names: Bolander sagebrush
Basionyms: 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.

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Lower Taxa


AuthorLeila M. Shultz +
Authority(A. Gray) G. H. Ward +
BasionymsArtemisia bolanderi +
Common nameBolander sagebrush +
DistributionCalif. +, Nev. + and Oreg. +
Elevation1600–3300 m +
HabitatGravel soils, mountain meadows, stream banks +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorLinda Ann Vorobik +
PhenologyFlowering mid–late summer. +
Publication titleContr. Dudley Herb. +
Publication year1953 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V19-20-21/V19 869.xml +
SynonymsArtemisia tridentata subsp. bolanderi +, Seriphidium bolanderi + and Seriphidium canum subsp. bolanderi +
Taxon familyAsteraceae +
Taxon nameArtemisia cana subsp. bolanderi +
Taxon parentArtemisia cana +
Taxon ranksubspecies +
VolumeVolume 19 +