Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09175 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Artemisia michauxiana Besser
Common name   Michaux's wormwood
J.G. Harris   3480  
   with D. Axford
Coll. Date 29 July 2003 
United States
White Pine County
Locality Great Basin National Park, Snake Range, south facing slopes, between Baker and Johnson Lakes.
     Elev.: 11086 ft. (3380 m.)
Habitat Notes granite ledges and scree; alpine tundra community. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 38° 56'  37" N, 114° 18'  2" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Artemisia michauxiana Bess.

     Artemisia vulgaris ssp. michauxiana (Bess.) St. John

Common Name(s): Michaux sagebrush, Michaux's sagewort, Michaux's wormwood.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=35479, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Artemisia
                                        Species: Artemisia michauxiana


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09175f1.jpg specimen image: 09175s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09177 Antennaria umbrinella      "brown pussytoes" same section
09145 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 1938 ft. N
09157 Arnica longifolia      "spearleaf arnica" 2387 ft. NW
09147 Astragalus kentrophyta  var. tegetarius   "mountain spiny milkvetch" 1938 ft. N
09155 Boechera lyallii     1938 ft. N
09156 Boechera lyallii     1938 ft. N
09119 Carex phaeocephala      "dunhead sedge" 1 mi. N
09158 Castilleja nana      "dwarf alpine paintbrush" 2387 ft. NW
09143 Castilleja nana      "dwarf alpine paintbrush" 1938 ft. N
09141 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 1 mi. NE
09109 Deschampsia cespitosa  subsp. cespitosa   "tufted hairgrass" 1 mi. NE
09160 Dodecatheon alpinum      "alpine shootingstar" 1938 ft. N
09127 Draba oligosperma  var. oligosperma   "few-seeded whitlow-cress" 1938 ft. N
09135 Draba oligosperma  var. oligosperma   "few-seeded whitlow-cress" 2387 ft. NW
09136 Draba oreibata  var. serpentina   "serpentine whitlow-cress" 2387 ft. NW
09126 Draba oreibata  var. serpentina   "serpentine whitlow-cress" 1938 ft. N
09118 Eleocharis acicularis      "needle spikerush" 1 mi. N
09129 Eremogone congesta  var. subcongesta   "loose-headed sandwort" 2387 ft. NW
09130 Eremogone kingii  var. glabrescens   "King's sandwort" 2387 ft. NW
09122 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" 2387 ft. NW
09124 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" 1 mi. NE
09123 Erigeron tener      "slender fleabane" 1938 ft. N
09121 Erigeron tener      "slender fleabane" 2387 ft. NW
09128 Eriogonum holmgrenii      "Snake Range wild buckwheat" 1938 ft. N
09114 Festuca brachyphylla  subsp. brachyphylla   "alpine fescue" 1 mi. NE
09140 Geum rossii  var. turbinatum   "Ross' avens" 1 mi. NE
09154 Haplopappus macronema      "whitestem goldenbush" 1938 ft. N
09176 Haplopappus suffruticosus      "alpine goldenbush" same section
09146 Heuchera parvifolia      "little-leaf alumroot" 1938 ft. N
09151 Heuchera rubescens  var. versicolor   "pink alumroot" 1 mi. NE
09120 Juncus ensifolius  var. montanus  1 mi. N
09116 Juncus parryi      "Parry's rush" 966 ft. W
09174 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" same section
09150 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" 1 mi. NE
09171 Penstemon leiophyllus  var. francisci-pennellii   "Pennell's beardtongue" same section
16809 Poa compressa      "Canada bluegrass" same section
09117 Poa glauca  subsp. rupicola   "timberline bluegrass" 2387 ft. NW
09113 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" same section
09153 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" 1 mi. NE
09167 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" 966 ft. W
09134 Potentilla cottamii      "Cottam's cinquefoil" 1 mi. NE
09169 Potentilla nivea      "snowy cinquefoil" 2387 ft. NW
09133 Potentilla rubricaulis      "red-stemmed cinquefoil" 2387 ft. NW
09161 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" 1938 ft. N
09148 Rorippa curvipes  var. curvipes   "bluntleaf yellowcress" 1 mi. N
09144 Sedum lanceolatum      "spearleaf stonecrop" 1938 ft. N
09159 Sedum rosea  var. integrifolium  1938 ft. N
09152 Selaginella watsonii      "Watson's spikemoss" 1 mi. NE
09172 Silene douglasii      "Douglas's catchfly" same section
09137 Smelowskia calycina  var. americana   "American false candytuft" 2387 ft. NW
09173 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" same section
09168 Stellaria longipes  var. longipes   "meadow starwort" 1938 ft. N
09115 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" 1 mi. NE
09149 Veronica wormskjoldii      "American alpine speedwell" 1 mi. N


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Johnson Mine (Mine) White Pine County, NV 646 ft. S 11264  Wheeler Peak 
Johnson Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 871 ft. E 10745  Wheeler Peak 
Pyramid Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 2447 ft. NE 11835  Wheeler Peak 
Treasure Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 1 mi. N 10565  Wheeler Peak 
Baker Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 1.1 mi. N 10634  Wheeler Peak 
Wheeler Peak Scenic Area (historical) (Area) White Pine County, NV 1.4 mi. E 9626  Wheeler Peak 
Dead Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 1.6 mi. SE 9564  Wheeler Peak 
Mount Washington (Summit) White Pine County, NV 2 mi. S 11611  Wheeler Peak 
Baker Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 2 mi. N 11851  Wheeler Peak 
North Fork Baker Creek (Stream) White Pine County, NV 2.1 mi. NE   Wheeler Peak 
Big Wash Spring (Spring) White Pine County, NV 2.5 mi. SE 9577  Wheeler Peak 
Baker Shoshone Trail (Trail) White Pine County, NV 2.6 mi. SE 9430  Wheeler Peak 
Wheeler Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 3 mi. N 12993  Wheeler Peak 
Jeff Davis Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 3.1 mi. N 12766  Wheeler Peak 
Saint Lawrence Mine (Mine) White Pine County, NV 3.1 mi. S 10378  Wheeler Peak 
Shoshone Campground (Locale) White Pine County, NV 2.8 mi. SE 8262  Wheeler Peak 
Bristlecone Pine Interpretive Trail (Trail) White Pine County, NV 3.5 mi. N 10716  Wheeler Peak 
Hub Mine (Mine) White Pine County, NV 2.9 mi. NW 7756  Wheeler Peak 
Tungsten Mines Post Office (historical) (Post Office) White Pine County, NV 3 mi. NW 7678  Wheeler Peak 
Great Basin National Park (Park) White Pine County, NV 3.1 mi. E 8573  Kious Spring 


Taxon Links for species Artemisia michauxiana  Besser

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CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

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