[Members of the Sunflower Family with Button-like Heads in Mt. Adams Country]

Wormwoods & Sagebrush in Mt. Adams Country

The Genus Artemisia

The photo above shows the south-facing slopes of the Ridge of Wonders on Mt. Adams with numerous big sagebrush visible with its silvery blue-green foliage and emerging, erect inflorescences evident here. In addition, a large quantity of Artemisia douglasiana grows alongside the big sage. The lupine seen here is Lupinus sericeus ssp. sericeus var. flexuosus.

Absinthe, Oldman, Wormwood: Artemisia absinthium (Synonym: Artemisia absinthium var. absinthium) -

Little Sagebrush, Low Sagebrush, Dwarf Sagebrush: Artemisia arbuscula ssp. arbuscula (Synonym: Artemisia arbuscula var. arbuscula) - Reported but not recently verified from Mt. Adams.

Douglas' Mugwort, Douglas' Sagewort, Douglas' Wormwood: Artemisia douglasiana (Synonym: Artemisia vulgaris var. douglasiana) -

Lemon Sagewort, Michaux Mugwort, Michaux's Mugwort, Michaux's Wormwood: Artemisia michauxiana (Synonym: Artemisia vulgaris var. michauxiana) -

Aleutian Mugwort, Cascade Wormwood: Artemisia tilesii (Synonyms: Artemisia elatior, Artemisia hookeriana, Artemisia tilesii ssp. elatior, Artemisia tilesii ssp. unalaschcensis, Artemisia tilesii var. elatior, Artemisia tilesii var. unalaschcensis) -

Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata (Synonym: Artemisia tridentata var. tridentata) - This potentially is a mis-identification of the following taxon.

Mountain Big Sagebrush, Vasey Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana (Synonym: Artemisia tridentata var. vaseyana) -

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