Artemisia ludoviciana

Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
SpeciesArtemisia ludoviciana Nutt.
Common NameSilver wormwood, white or silver sage, white sagebrush
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; ;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: White; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 1.9
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (UPL), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Artemisia ghiesbreghtii Artemisia ghiesbreghtii
Artemisia muelleri Artemisia muelleri
Artemisia platyphylla Artemisia platyphylla
Artemisia rhizomata var. pabularis Artemisia rhizomata var. pabularis
Cacalia runcinata Cacalia runcinata

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Hickman (KY), Jefferson (KY), Rowan (KY), Trigg (KY), Trimble (KY), Bradley (TN), Greene (TN), Marion (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Stewart (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, HTTU, TENN, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1943 - 1988

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0235412 Marion Tennessee
Artemisia ludoviciana
APSC0121885 Trimble Kentucky
Artemisia ludoviciana
APSC0028065 Stewart Tennessee
Artemisia ludoviciana
APSC0028063 Trigg Kentucky
Artemisia ludoviciana
APSC0028064 Stewart Tennessee 02 Aug 1988 Edward Chester
Artemisia ludoviciana
HTTU002490 Putnam Tennessee
Artemisia ludoviciana
BRIT89530 Rutherford Tennessee
Artemisia ludoviciana
BRIT89524 Bradley Tennessee
Artemisia ludoviciana
TENN-V-0235411 Greene Tennessee
Artemisia ludoviciana
TENN-V-0235413 Rutherford Tennessee
Artemisia ludoviciana
APSC0090526 Jefferson Kentucky 02 Sep 1943 Davies
Artemisia ludoviciana
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Artemisia ludoviciana - Alaina Krakowiak
Artemisia ludoviciana - Alaina Krakowiak