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Artemisia californica (California Sagebrush)

Common native perennial shrub found in coastal sage-scrub plant community and at restoration sites. Flowers are yellow and inconspicuous. Blooms in spring. Leaves are aromatic (sage like small). Note: although the common name for this plant includes the word "sage" it is not a true sage (which is in the mint family) but is a member of the sunflower family.

Artemisia californica (coastal sage-brush). NATIVE. Seedling pictured in winter.


Artemisia californica (coastal sage-brush). NATIVE. Pictured in Summer.


Artemisia californica (coastal sage-brush). NATIVE. Pictured in Autumn.