Artemisia dracunculus

Dragon Sagewort

Plant family: Asteraceae - Sunflower

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Plant type: Sub-shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

 
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Flower Color Insignificant
Blooming Season Fall, Summer
Height 3-5 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Grassland, Mountain Meadow, Oak Woodland, Sub-Alpine Forest

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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam, Adaptable

Special Characteristic

Edible , Exceptional Fragrance, Good in Containers, Important to Native People, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

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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