Sagewort (Mexican)

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Description

Sunflower Family : Asteraceae

Latin Name : Artemisia ludoviciana
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – poor
Livestock – fair

Remarks :

Other common names, “White sage”, “Cudweed sage-wort”, and “Louisiana sagewort”. This plant is closely related to sagebrush. During the early stages of growth it looks similar to a small sagebrush plant. This plant is widely distributed throughout western North America. Flowers August to September. Adapted to open prairies, open woods, disturbed sites, and roadsides on a variety of soils. This plant reproduces from seeds and rhizomes, often found growing in colonies. Mexican sagewort is highly aromatic, with a sage- like aroma. Native Americans used this plant in ceremonies and for purification rituals. The crushed leaves were used to treat headaches, nosebleeds, and sinus difficulties. Chewed leaves were applied to insect stings, spider bites, and blisters. Wildlife do not use this plant and livestock derive little forage value from this plant.

Source: USDA-NRCS

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
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