Artemisia dracunculus

Dragon Sagewort

Plant family: Asteraceae - Sunflower


Plant type: Sub-shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Insignificant
Blooming Season Fall, Summer
Height 3-5 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Grassland, Joshua Tree Woodland, Mountain Meadow, Oak Woodland, Woodland/Forest

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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam, Adaptable

Special Characteristic

Edible , Good in Containers, Important to Native People, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

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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