Threadleaf sagewort, Common sagewort

Artemisia campestris

Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)


Threadleaf sagewort is an upright biennial in the Sunflower Family. Its multiple stems are covered with leafy branches on their upper halves and can grow to 3 feet long.

Its leaves are long with petioles and are sometimes divided into three thread-like segments. In the first year's growth the leaves are blue-green and deeply lobed and forms erect flowers on short stalks from August to September. The next year, the seeds will mature in October.


Threadleaf sagewort is common in pastures and rangelands, along ditches, and near roads.