Taxon  Report   723 
Artemisia spinescens  D. C. Eaton
Bud sage,  Budsage
Artemisia spinescens
© 2013 Neal Kramer
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Artemisia spinescens
© 2010 James M. Andre
Artemisia spinescens, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Artemisia spinescens
© 2010 James M. Andre
Genus: Artemisia
Shadscale Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Picrothamnus desertorum
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ICPN: Picrothamnus desertorum
More information about  Artemisia spinescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 20, 2018).

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