Artemisia dracunculus

Tarragon sagebrush

  • Height:   1 ft - 5 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   shrub
  • Flower Size:   minute
  • Inflorescence Size:   > 5 in
  • Flower Type:   clustered
  • Bloom Type:   fall
  • Flower Color:   yellow
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - inland - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   391,900
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Artemisia dracunculus

Common Name:Tarragon

Artemisia dracunculus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:
Plant Community(s):Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Valley Grassland, Joshua Tree Woodland

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, Alpine, Butte, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Los Angeles, Mariposa, Mono, Monterey, Modoc, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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