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

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Artemisia spinescens
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Genus: Artemisia
Communities: Shadscale Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub


Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Picrothamnus desertorum

Alternate Names:
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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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 22, 2019).