Plant family: Asteraceae - Sunflower
Plant type: Shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California
Coastal Sage Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam
Edible , Exceptional Fragrance, Good in Containers, Important to Native People
This Artemsia is a form of tarragon. It can be used as a culinary herb but is not as flavorful as Franch tarragon.It is a perennial, whose lower leaves are deciduous, and the flowers are insignificant. Tarragon spreads by rhizomes, and has stiff erect stems around 5 ft. high. In California tarragon is found from coastal sage scrub to coniferous forest at elevations up to 11,000 ft. Although some speculate that it was introduced very early on, possibly from Siberia.
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