Artemisia arbuscula Nutt.
Low sagebrush is a dwarf, spreading perennial shrub reaching 8 to 17 inches in height, with a crown spread of 12 to 16 inches in single to several stems. . Blooms in late summer with the fruit seed period beginning in summer and ending in fall. With exception of size, low sagebrush is very similar to Basin Big Sagebrush. Low sagebrush is found in harsh, dry, rocky sites and is found on slopes and ridge tops in hilly or mountainous terrain, and on the coldest, driest woodland sites of mountain ranges. It grows well in alkaline soils and is well-adapted to poorly aerated soils and is areas of low rainfall. In parts of Idaho, low sagebrush occur in both high- and low-elevations from 4,500 to 9,500 feet. Nuttall reported Low Sagebrush along the Lewis' River.
Propagated by: Bare root, container, and seed. Seeding vigor low and seed spread rate low. It is adapted to coarse, fine, and medium textured soils. Tolerates moist springs and droughty summers. Minimum root depth is 10 inches.
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