Perennial herb from a short, branched stem-base; stems erect, solitary or sometimes several, glabrous to sparsely or densely hairy with short runners and sterile rosettes, 20-60 cm tall
Basal leaves stalked, pinnately dissected, the ultimate segments linear, glabrous to loosely and densely long-hairy; stem leaves few, unstalked and progressively reduced upwards.
Our subspecies is scarcely distinguishable from the Eurasian ssp. norvegica, which I have examined. The use of the epithet A. arctica, for this taxon, is unwarranted (Douglas et al. 1989, Douglas 1995).
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|BAFA(326), BWBS(4), ESSF(286), ICH(1), IMA(22), MH(1), MS(9), SBS(3), SWB(37)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Artemisia arctica Less.
Artemisia arctica subsp. arctica Less.