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Artemisia suksdorfii
coastal mugwort, Suksdorf's sagewort, coastal wormwood

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California.

Habitat: Bluffs, beaches, rocky areas, and riverbanks, especially near the coast.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Wind


Stout perennial from a short, stout rhizome, the stems clustered, 5-15 dm. tall.


Leaves broadly lanceolate to elliptic, entire, or with a few teeth or lobes, 8-15 cm. long and 1.5-5 cm. wide, white-woolly beneath and green and glabrous above.


Heads very numerous in a dense, ample, paniculiform inflorescence; involucre 3-4 mm. high, glabrous, yellow-green and shining, very narrow and few-flowered; corollas all tubular, yellowish, fertile, the outer ones pistillate, 3-7, the inner perfect, 2-3; receptacle naked; pappus none.


Achenes glabrous.

Accepted Name:
Artemisia suksdorfii Piper
Publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 28: 42. 1901.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Artemisia vulgaris L. var. littoralis Suksd.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Artemisia suksdorfii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Artemisia suksdorfii checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Artemisia suksdorfii information.

E-Flora BC: Artemisia suksdorfii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Artemisia suksdorfii photos.

USDA Plants: Artemisia suksdorfii information.

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