Artemisia palmeri facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsArtemisia palmeri
Artemisia palmeri is a rare species of sagebrush known by the common names San Diego sagewort and Palmer sagewort.
Its natural habitat is sandy coastal ravines in the coastal sage scrub plant community and riparian riverbeds in the Cuyamaca Mountains and other Peninsular Ranges, below 600 metres (2,000 ft) in elevation. Most of this habitat has been destroyed as the land has been developed for human uses. It is occasionally found farther inland in chaparral plant communities near Redlands and in the San Emigdio Mountains.
Artemisia palmeri is a perennial or biennial herb producing brittle erect or spreading stems 1–3 metres (3.3–9.8 ft) tall. The base is woody.
The gray-green aromatic foliage is made up of long, narrow leaves deeply cut into several narrow, pointed lobes.
The fruit is a tiny achene about a millimeter long.
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