15 cm ruler for scale
Basal leaf in above photo
Stem leaf in above photo
Lower stem shown in above photo
Erect plants with one to several stems from the crown. Basal leaves 2-3 times divided into linear segments, petiolate, basal leaf measured 8.5 cm long, segment 1 mm wide. Stems leaves sessile. Stems often red below. Flower heads with disk florets only, flowers white, measured at 2 mm long, growing in a leafy panicle. Budd's Flora lists this species as glabrous to pubescent, the plants we observed had stems and leaves which were pubescent below, glabrous above. Plant foliage has no smell.
To identify this species of Artemisia - leaves dissected, mostly basal, no smell (Taxonomic Reminder for Recognizing Saskatchewan Plants).
Habitat is open woods, grasslands, and disturbed areas. Common.
Height listed in Budd's Flora to 80 cm, we measured plants to 86 cm tall.
Took the above photos in July 21st, sandy roadside ditch, Boreal forest in Duck Mountain Provincial Park, about 300 km northeast of our home in Regina, SK.