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Artemisia alaskana Rydb.

12 photos.
Known as "Alaska wormwood" or "Alaska sagebrush" it inhabits dry, rocky,
south-facing areas.

ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 35446








1.  Mid-May.  New growth with previous
year's growth below.

2.  Late May.  Top view of new growth with
previous year's growth below.

3.  Mid-July.  Small cluster blooming, some
dried old growth visible.

4.  Mid-August. Larger cluster in bloom.

5.  Mid-July  Close up of blooming raceme tip.

6.  Mid-July.  Blossoms with visitor.

7.  Mid-August.  Plants in photos 7-10 did not
produce racemes.

8.  Late September.  Color fades as plant
prepares for winter.

9.  Late September.  Fading of color is almost

10. Late September.  Close-up of faded plant.

11.  July 24, 2009.  Close-up view of  blossoms
in full bloom.

12.  June 13, 2009.  A young plant showing root

All photos taken on or near the
granite tors along Bottom Dollar Creek
above the confluence with Half Dollar Creek.
65°  25.23' N,   144°  48.43' W
Elev. 1900 ft.