Taxon: Artemisia tridentata Nutt.

Genus: Artemisia
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Asteroideae
      Tribe: Anthemideae
        Subtribe: Artemisiinae
Nomen number: 103973
Place of publication: Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 7:398. 1841
Name Verified on: 15-Oct-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 15-Oct-2008
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 20 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • basin sagebrush  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • big sagebrush  (Source: AH 505) - English
  • common sagebrush  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • sagebrush  (Source: AH 505) - English
  • dreizähniger Wermut  (Source: Zander ed17) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Nebraska, - North Dakota, - South Dakota
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia


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Check other web resources for Artemisia tridentata Nutt. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Artemisia tridentata cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.