Artemisia tridentata (Big Sagebrush)
Big sagebrush or Great Basin sagebrush
A nitrogen fixing evergreen shrub that grows up to 15 feet tall and 10 feet wide. It may have a short trunk or be branched from the base. It has yellow-green flowers that bloom in the summer.
Big Sagebrush is the dominant shrub over vast areas of the Great Basin region. Several subspecies have been identified, all more or less similar to the typical form. Sagebrush is a valuable forage plant for wildlife, particularly during the winter. It is browsed by deer, moose, elk, antelope, and bighorn sheep, especially in late winter and spring.
- Full Sun
- Irrigation: medium water needs
- Drought tolerant once established
- Attracts butterflies
- Native to California