Plant family: Asteraceae - Sunflower
Plant type: Sub-shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Grassland, Joshua Tree Woodland, Mountain Meadow, Oak Woodland, Woodland/Forest
Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam, Adaptable
Edible , Good in Containers, Important to Native People, Tolerates Hard Frost
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 considered native to California there has been some speculation that it was introduced very early on, possibly from Siberia.
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