Taxon  Report   712    
Artemisia ludoviciana  Nutt.  ssp. candicans  (Rydb.) D. D. Keck
Gray mugwort,  White sagebrush
Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. candicans
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Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. candicans
© 2018 Susan McDougall
Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. candicans, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

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Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. candicans
© 2018 Susan McDougall
Genus: Artemisia
Parent: Artemisia ludoviciana

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Artemisia candicans
PLANTS: Artemisia ludoviciana var. latiloba
More information about  Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. candicans
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Artemisia:  referring to the Greek goddess Artemis who so benefited from a plant of this family that she gave it her own name. This was also the old Latin name given to the mugwort or wormwoods. An alternative though less likely possibility for the derivation of this name is that it comes from Queen Artemisia of Halicarnassus in Asia Minor (Turkey), sister and wife of King Mausolus, who ruled after his death from 352 to 350 B.C.E. and built during her short reign one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, which she unfortunately did not live to see the completion of (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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 23, 2019).