Name: California Mugwort

(Douglas' Sagewort)

(Artemisia douglasiana)

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
Flowering Season: June thru November
Notes: A native perennial, its leaves are dark green above and whitish below. When the sun is shining it inverts its leaves so the pale undersides face the sun, reflecting most of the rays and keeping the plant from losing valuable moisture (smarter than some people). The plant was used by Native American peoples as a medicinal plant. May grow to a height of 6 feet.

Photographs by Gabi McLean
Mugwort - Artemisia douglasiana