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Artemisia ludoviciana gnaphalodes - (Nutt.)Torr.&Gr

Common Name White Sage
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, skin contact with some members of this genus can cause dermatitis or other allergic reactions in some people[222].
Habitats Prairies, plains and dry open soils[43, 235].
Range N. America - Ontario and Illinois to Alberta, Missouri, Texas and Mexico.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Artemisia ludoviciana gnaphalodes White Sage


Artemisia ludoviciana gnaphalodes White Sage

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Artemisia ludoviciana gnaphalodes is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms

A. gnaphalodes. Nutt.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Antirheumatic;  Febrifuge;  Foot care;  Miscellany;  Miscellany;  Ophthalmic;  Poultice;  Vulnerary.


An infusion of the plant is used to treat stomach problems, coughs, colds, headaches etc[61, 257]. A decoction of the leaves is used as a bath to treat fevers and can be applied as a wash to sores, rashes, itches, skin eruptions etc[257]. An infusion of the leaves has been used as an eyewash[257]. The powdered leaves can be applied to the nostrils to stop nose bleeds, sprinkled on sores they will hasten the healing process[257]. The crushed plant can be rubbed on the body as a liniment to treat rheumatic joints, soreness or stiffness[257]. The plant can be placed in the shoes to keep the feet from sweating[257].

Other Uses

Incense;  Miscellany;  Miscellany.

Bunches of the plants have been used as towels[257]. The plant can be burnt as an incense[257].

Cultivation details

Easily grown in a well-drained circumneutral or slightly alkaline loamy soil, preferring a warm sunny dry position[1, 200]. Established plants are drought tolerant[200]. Plants are longer lived, more hardy and more aromatic when they are grown in a poor dry soil[245]. Slugs are attracted to the young shoots in spring and have been known to destroy even well-established plants[K]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].

Propagation

Seed - surface sow from late winter to early summer in a greenhouse, making sure that the compost does not dry out[200]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer. Division in spring or autumn[200]. Basal cuttings in late spring. Harvest the young shoots when about10 - 15cm long, pot up in a lightly shaded position in a greenhouse or cold frame and plant them out when well rooted. Very easy.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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