Taxon  Report   708    
Artemisia douglasiana  Besser
California mugwort,  Douglas' sagewort
Artemisia douglasiana
© 2018 Stacie Wolny
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Artemisia douglasiana
© 2016 Glen Schneider
Artemisia douglasiana
© 2018 Michelle Tollett
Artemisia douglasiana, 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 douglasiana
© 2017 Alison Sheehey
Genus: Artemisia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian


Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Artemisia campestris var. douglasiana
PLANTS: Artemisia vulgaris ssp. heterophylla
PLANTS: Artemisia vulgaris var. douglasiana
More information about  Artemisia douglasiana
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).