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Artemisia pycnocephala  (Less.) DC.
Beach sagewort,  Coastal sagewort
Artemisia pycnocephala
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Artemisia pycnocephala
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Artemisia pycnocephala
© 2016 Cynthia Powell
Artemisia pycnocephala, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Artemisia pycnocephala
© 2017 Adam Chasey
Genus: Artemisia
Communities: Coastal Strand


Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Artemisia pycnocephala
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

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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 17, 2019).