Sagewort (Mexican)

LATIN NAME
Artemisia ludoviciana

LONGEVITY
Perennial

SEASON
Warm

ORIGIN
Native

DETAILS
• Other common names, “White sage”, “Cudweed sage-wort”, and “Louisiana sagewort”.
• Closely related to sagebrush. During the early stages of growth, it looks similar to a small sagebrush plant.
• Widely distributed throughout western North America.
• Flowers August to September.
• Adapted to open prairies, open woods, disturbed sites, and roadsides on a variety of soils.
• Reproduces from seeds and rhizomes, often found growing in colonies.
• Highly aromatic, with a sage-like aroma.
• Native Americans used this plant in ceremonies and for purification rituals. The crushed leaves were used to treat headaches, nosebleeds, and sinus difficulties. Chewed leaves were applied to insect stings, spider bites, and blisters.
• Wildlife do not use this plant, and livestock derive little forage value from this plant.

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