Big sagebrush

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Artemisia tridentata big sagebrush

ASTER Family

Leaves: wedge-shaped, most with 3 toothed-tip. Dense gray hair on both sides. Most leaves persist through winter.

Flowers: In fall. Small, yellow, born in composite heads of 3-5 disk flowers. Very small.

Evergreen aromatic shrub. Grayish shredding bark on older branches. Does not re-sprout after wildfire but regenerates from seed

Habitat: widespread and common in deep soiled (>12 in.) shrub-steppe up to 7 feet tall