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Artemisia papposa which is also known as Owyhee sagebrush or Fuzzy sagebrush




Images of Artemisia papposa plant from google
Artemisia papposa which is also known as Owyhee sagebrush or fuzzy sagebrush is a long-lived deciduous perennial sub shrub. This is an aromatic sub shrub that can grow up to a height of one foot or 4 to 20 inches (10-50 cm). The leaves are grayish green and toothed or lobed at the tip. The shoots are unbranched and native to North America north of Mexico. This shrub is considered an allergen. The pollination occurs from spring to summer. The plant is a dicotyledon. The stem is non herbaceous. The branches can grow up to 4 to 8 inches (10-20 cm) in length. The leaves are about 10 to 35 mm in length. The flowers are from 4 to 14 in each flower head and the disc is about 3 to 6 mm in width. It flowers from May to July.

The leaves are used for flavoring in cuisine. It is a Anthelmintic; Antiseptic; Antispasmodic; Carminative; Cholagogue; Emmenagogue; Febrifuge; Stimulant, Stomachic; Tonic; Vermifuge. It is used as a Repellent and Strewing.
The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and needs well-drained soil. It can grow in saline soils. This shrub dislikes shade and dry and moist soils. It can grow in a hardy zone of 7.

Growing conditions/Care for Artemisia papposa:
– Plant in a sunny location.
– It grows in zones of USDA of 7 and -30° F temperature.
– If sowing the seeds, sow in moist sterile soil and cover with fine sand and peat moss.
– Avoid alkaline soil for this shrub.
– This herb can also be propagated by cuttings.
– Use 3-4 inches long cuttings.
– Rooting should take place in about 4-8 weeks.
– Remove the lower leaves and on the upper side about half of leaves so that the transpiration is reduced.
– This Wormwood needs full sun to partial shade.
– Dig a hole of 6 to 8 inches to plant.
– Add 2-4 inches of compost or manure to the planting soil.
– The plant’s root ball should fit the hole.
– Keep the soil moist and for good growth water occasionally especially in hot and dry weather.
– Fertilize this wormwood using liquid or general fertilizer every spring.
– Mulch the plant around to about 2-3 inches.
– Prune the shrub periodically for encouraging new growth.
– This Wormwood can tolerate poor soil.
– Maintain high humidity to ensure proper rooting.
– This Wormwood is not affected by many diseases or pests.
– Do not keep the plant wet or soggy as it develops root rot.
– Use a well-drained medium like that of 3 parts perlite to 1 part vermiculite or a mix of 1 part potting mix to 2 or 3 parts perlite.





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