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Title: Artemisia L.: sagebrush
Author: Meyer, Susan E.;
Source: In: Bonner, Franklin T.; Karrfalt, Robert P., eds. The Woody Plant Seed Manual. Agric. Handbook No. 727. Washington, DC. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 274-280.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: Sagebrush - Artemisia L. - species are probably the most common shrubs in western North America. Big sagebrush alone occupies an estimated 60 million ha as a landscape dominant or codominant in the semiarid interior, and related species of the subgenus Tridentatae are estimated to occupy an additional 50 million ha (Beetle 1960; McArthur and Stevens in press). Sagebrush-dominated vegetation occurs mostly under semiarid climatic regimes characterized by cold winters and predominantly winter precipitation. The genus is circumboreal in distribution and consists of about 400 species of mostly evergreen shrubs, subshrubs, and herbaceous perennials.
Keywords: Artemisia L., sagebrush
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Meyer, Susan E. 2008. Artemisia L.: sagebrush. In: Bonner, Franklin T.; Karrfalt, Robert P., eds. The Woody Plant Seed Manual. Agric. Handbook No. 727. Washington, DC. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 274-280.
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