Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Artemisia ludoviciana
White sage, Gray sagewort, Cudweed sagewort, Mugwort wormwood, White sagebrush
Taxonomy

Synonyms: Artemisia ludoviciana gnaphalodes, Artemisia gnaphalodes

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

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Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:

Origin: Native

Species Description

General: Dicot-herb, perennial

Roots: adventitious, rhizomes

Shoots: alternate leaf arrangment; simple leaf type; entire, serrate leaf margin; Pinnate leaf venation; linear, oblong, lanceolate leaf shape

Inflorescence: head

Flowers: perfect, unisexual, monoecious; incomplete, regular; epigynous ovary position

Fruit: achene

Physiology: autotrophic; C3 C02 fixation

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Rocky prairies; open wooded slopes; waste ground; roadsides; railroads. Roadsides and along railroads. Somewhat drier and more open sites than A. ludoviciana typical variety.

ILPIN Notes: All florets fertile; the outer pistillate. Aromatic; this variety with entire to irregularly toothed or coarsely lobed leaves, thinly tomentose and soon glabrate above. One of 7 Artemisia taxa in an antigenetic group-where present, causes much hayfever. A. ludoviciana subspecies albula. (Wooton) D. Keck.-These 2 names have been used for the same plant. This variety with leaves more often entire, densely and permanently tomentose above and below. Most characteristic sage of true prairies.

Functional Relationships:

  • Pollinators insects (wind)

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] : yes
  • Showy Flowers:

Wildlife and Livestock Information:

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Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

  • Entire State: 2
  • Chicago Area:

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