Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Artemisia frigida Willdenow
(Estafiata, Fringed Sage)

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Native


Artemisia frigida is a small, gray herb with short linear leaves. It is frequently seen with a basal rosette. Overgrowth of Artemisia frigida can be interpreted as a sign of overgrazing on rangeland.
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Artemisia frigida, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Kelly Kindscher & Danielle Walkup, Bursum Road past Snow Lake, Aug. 2, 2008

Artemisia frigida, closeup of branch, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris & Kelly Kindscher, Quemado Lake, Aug. 11, 2009

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