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Picture of Pasture sage Plant press of Pasture sage
Pasture sage
Artemisia frigida Willd.


Plant Description:

  • Widespread pasture and grassland plant that is covered in soft hairs and is silvery-gray, growing up to 50 cm high
  • Gives off a pleasant odour when touched
  • Numerous yellow heads
  • Not a good grazing plant; tends to take over in overgrazed lands
  • Contains volatile oils - if a lot is consumed it can be poisonous
  • Can be burned as incense, can be used as an insect repellent and is an alternative to mothballs
  • Found at Stops 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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