Artemisia pycnocephala
Artemisia pycnocephalaArtemisia pycnocephalaArtemisia pycnocephala

Artemisia pycnocephala

Sandhill sage

This perennial grows to 1-2′ tall and 3′ wide and has soft, silvery foliage.

Sandhill sage thrives in coastal climates and looks great planted alongside coast buckwheat, seaside daisy, salvias, and California poppies.

To keep this sage looking fresh, pinch branch tips.

Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Water: Dry, Light, Moderate
Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand, Rocky
Other: Attracts Bees, Deer Resistant

 

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Additional Information

Ecological Value

Bees and other pollinators are attracted to the minute composite flowers.

Historical Uses

Miwok has inserted beach sagewort into their nostrils to cure headaches and clear sinuses. The women have tied bundles of leaves around their bodies to promote blood circulation after childbirth.

Distribution

native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Elevation

Between 0 and 656 feet

Communities

Coastal Strand

Habitat

Coastal sand dunes