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Artemisia suksdorfii Piper
Suksdorf's mugwort (coastal mugwort; coastal wormwood)
Asteraceae (Aster family)

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Species Information

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General:
Perennial herb from a short, stout rhizome; stems erect, stout, clustered, 0.5-1.5 m tall
Leaves:
Stem leaves numerous, white- to grey-woolly beneath, green and glabrous or glabrate on the upper side, broadly lanceolate to oblanceolate or elliptic, entire or toothed or coarsely lobed below, 8-15 cm long, 1.5-5 cm wide, reduced upwards.
Flowers:
Heads disciform, numerous in a branched, elongate inflorescence; involucres oblong or nearly egg-shaped, 3-4 mm tall; involucral bracts broadly lanceolate, finely woolly-hairy or glabrate, yellowish-green and shiny; receptacles glabrous; female flowers 3-7; disk flowers 2-8.
Fruits:
Achenes glabrous.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to mesic gravelly or rocky banks and roadsides in the lowland zone; common on Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland; S to CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Ecology

Ecological Framework for Artemisia suksdorfii

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Elevation (metres) 5 5 5
Slope Gradient (%) 0 0 0
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
0
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
5 5 5
Modal Nutrient Regime
Class
E
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
1
Modal BEC Zone Class
CWH
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: CWH(1)

Climate

The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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