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Common Name: Black Sagebrush

Scientific Name: Artemisia nova

Native / Introduced: Native

Main Uses:

~Wildlife habitat improvement

Height: 1/2 - 2 feet

Colors: Silver-green

Flowering Season: Late summer and early fall

Soil Types: Most common on rocky/calcerous, well-drained soils

Elevation: 4,000-9,000 feet

Tolerances: Moderate alkali/Fair Salt

Sun or Shade: Full Sunlight

Minimum Precipitation: 6-7 inches

Lifecycle: Perennial

Planting Seed Rate: 1/2-1 lbs/ac

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 900,000

Optimal Planting Season: Fall

Planting Depth: Rough Surface to 1/4 in.

Stratification Required: Store in freezer and plant in late fall or early winter to ensure natural stratification



Black Sagebrush is a short, evergreen shrub that grows in the Intermountain Region at elevations between 4,000 and 9,000 feet. It prefers semi-arid, cold-desert habitats and typically grows on shallow, rocky, and well-drained soils with medium texture, although it can also grow on other soil types. The plant has moderate alkali and fair salt-tolerance and is not tolerant of wet sites or high-water tables.

Black Sagebrush is very drought and winter-hardy and is a good source of food and cover for many species of wildlife, including deer, antelope, sheep, sage grouse, and pygmy rabbits. The plant is not tolerant of heavy grazing but is used for range and wildlife habitat improvement on adapted sites. It is also used for disturbed site revegetation.



NRCS Plant Profile:

NRCS Plant Guide:

Black Sagebrush


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