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).
||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
|AT(104), BAFA(231), BG(1), BWBS(7), CMA(10), CWH(2), ESSF(378), IDF(3), IMA(79), MH(18), MS(18), SBPS(2), SWB(151)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Artemisia arctica subsp. saxicola (Rydb.) Hultén
Artemisia norvegica subsp. saxatilis (Besser) H.M. Hall & Clem.
Artemisia norvegica var. piceetorum S.L. Welsh & Goodrich
Artemisia norvegica var. saxatilis (Besser) Jeps.