Woody Artemisias

a photo of fringed sagewort and some flowers

 

 This three-part series of articles on the Artemisia genus and some of its species, which first appeared in our magazine, the Aquilegia,  was written by Jim Borland, a CoNPS member who has been fooling around with native plants for more than 40 years in private, commercial, and public venues. His home garden contains 1000s of native plants, most grown from seed at home and now not supplementally watered for 20 years. Jim has written hundreds of articles, given talks too numerous to count, and continues to grow and plant the two or three native plants not yet in his garden

Part One:
An Introduction to the genus

Part Two:
The usual botanical floral markers are used to taxonomically assign members to a species, but since the flowers of artemisias are so small, other botanical features and ecological associations are also used.Part Three: The complex of woody Artemisia species is currently in a dynamic state of evolution and hybrids among species and subspecies are common. Featured in this article are some of the more commonly found Artemisia species found in the nursery trade.

Part Three:
The complex of woody Artemisia species is currently in a dynamic state of evolution and hybrids among species and subspecies are common. Featured in this article are some of the more commonly found Artemisia species found in the nursery trade.