Taxon  Report   709 
Artemisia dracunculus  L.
Herbaceous sagewort,  Pinon wormwood, Tarragon, Wild tarragon
Artemisia dracunculus
© 2003 Michael Charters
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Artemisia dracunculus
© 2007 Steve Matson
Artemisia dracunculus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Artemisia dracunculus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Artemisia dracunculus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Artemisia
Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Valley Grassland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Artemisia dracunculoides var. dracunculina
PLANTS: Artemisia dracunculoides
PLANTS: Artemisia dracunculus ssp. glauca
PLANTS: Artemisia dracunculus var. glauca
PLANTS: Artemisia glauca var. dracunculina
PLANTS: Artemisia glauca
PLANTS: Oligosporus dracunculus ssp. dracunculinus
PLANTS: Oligosporus dracunculus ssp. glaucus
PLANTS: Oligosporus dracunculus
More information about  Artemisia dracunculus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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: Jul 21, 2018).

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