Artemisia longifolia


Gen. N. Amer. Pl.2: 142. 1818

Common names: Long-leaved sage
Synonyms: Artemisia ludoviciana var. integrifolia A. Nelson Artemisia natronensis A. Nelson Artemisia vulgaris subsp. longifolia (Nuttall) H. M. Hall & Clements Artemisia vulgaris var. longifolia (Nuttall) M. Peck
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 527. Mentioned on page 521, 532.
Perennials, 20–80 cm (not cespitose), pleasantly aromatic (fibrous-rooted, rootstocks relatively short, horizontal, layered stems sometimes sprouting). Stems 3–20+, erect, gray-green, usually simple, sometimes branched (bases woody), densely tomentose. Leaves cauline, bicolor (white and green); blades linear to lanceolate, 3–12 × 1 cm, margins usually entire, sometimes toothed or lobed, faces densely tomentose (abaxial) or glabrate (adaxial). Heads (peduncles 0 or to 2 mm) in mostly racemiform arrays 8–13 × 1–2 cm. Involucres campanulate, 4–5 × 4–5 mm. Phyllaries ovate-lanceolate (margins hyaline), densely to sparsely tomentose. Florets: pistillate 3–10; bisexual 8–26; corollas pale yellow, 1–2 mm, sparsely glandular. Cypselae ellipsoid, 0.5–0.8 mm, glabrous. 2n = 36.

Phenology: Flowering mid summer–early fall.
Habitat: Alkaline flats, grasslands, barren areas, high plains
Elevation: 500–1800 m



Alta., B.C., Man., Sask., Idaho, Minn., Mont., Nebr., N.Dak., S.Dak., Wyo.


Artemisia longifolia appears to be more salt-tolerant than most species of the genus. It is closely related to A. ludoviciana.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Artemisia longifolia"
AuthorLeila M. Shultz +
AuthorityNuttall +
Common nameLong-leaved sage +
DistributionAlta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, Sask. +, Idaho +, Minn. +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, N.Dak. +, S.Dak. + and Wyo. +
Elevation500–1800 m +
HabitatAlkaline flats, grasslands, barren areas, high plains +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorLinda Ann Vorobik +
PhenologyFlowering mid summer–early fall. +
Publication titleGen. N. Amer. Pl. +
Publication year1818 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V19-20-21/V19 907.xml +
SynonymsArtemisia ludoviciana var. integrifolia +, Artemisia natronensis +, Artemisia vulgaris subsp. longifolia + and Artemisia vulgaris var. longifolia +
Taxon familyAsteraceae +
Taxon nameArtemisia longifolia +
Taxon parentArtemisia subg. Artemisia +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 19 +