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

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Artemisia dracunculus
© 2016 Joan Hampton
Genus: Artemisia
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Valley Grassland, Joshua Tree Woodland


Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Artemisia dracunculoides var. dracunculina
PLANTS: Artemisia dracunculoides
PLANTS: Artemisia dracunculus ssp. glauca
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More information about  Artemisia dracunculus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).