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Picture of Prairie sage Plant press of Prairie sage
Prairie sage
Artemisia ludoviciana Nutt. var. ludoviciana


Plant Description:

  • Widespread, dry prairie plant that is white-green and wooly, growing up to 60 cm high
  • Flower heads are brown
  • Contains volatile oils; if a lot is ingested can be poisonous - good thing that cattle do not like the taste of it
  • Occurs on over-grazed lands, on dry slopes and long roadsides
  • Can be burned as incense, 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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