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Seed Study - Artemisia ludoviciana

Artemisia ludoviciana - White Sage, Man Sage

Artemisia ludoviciana - White Sage, Man Sage

Species: Artemisia ludoviciana
Common name: white sage, man sage

Seedling Identification: Cotyledons are small and rounded. First true leaves are round with slight pubescence.


Artemisia ludoviciana – white sage, man sage
Average number of good seeds per gram bulk matter: 3097 (1575)
Average number of good seeds per gram cleaned: n.m.
Commercial estimates of seeds per gram: 10593
Percent seed: n.m.
Percent live: n.m.
Collection dates: November 8 and 22
Collection effort: 9.1 grams in 1 person hour
Collection notes: Abundant and easy to collect.
Cleaning notes: Prior to measuring “unclean” seed, the inflorescences were rubbed between the hands and what fell through a fine sieve was counted. However there still was lots of chaff mixed with the seed.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.