Plant Species of the Bright Angel Trail:
silver wormwood, Artemisia ludoviciana
See Plant Guide to Bright Angel Trail for an introduction to this page, especially the Introduction To These Species Pages.
This page is just a shell to hold my photographs and reference information for now, so that readers can see the photographs and this taxon. The identification status, voucher info, and discussion of the species will be added in the future.
Identification status: .
From a SEINet search on 29 September 2007, there are vouchers of this species from the Coconino County portion of the Grand Canyon. The nearest are at: ; and . Note that there may be additional vouchers at other herbaria not available through SEINet.
First occurrence on Bright Angel Trail: Plants that are possibly ssp. albula at mile 0.05, elevation 6818 feet (2078 m); plants that are possibly ssp. mexicana at mile 1.35, elevation 5867 feet (1788 m).
Number of plants along Trail: for the possible ssp. albula, at least 30 plants were found in at least 6 different locations in September 2007. For the possible ssp. mexicana, at least 5 plants were found in just 1 different location in September 2007.
From 5 September 2007, mile 0.05:
From 5 September 2007, mile 1.35:
See Resources for Grand Canyon Flora for further information on most of these references. Entries in the second column are either the name used in that source or a page reference. The name is linked to online pages when available. If a given reference does not contain this taxon, the entry is either left blank or contains a hyphen.
Family Asteraceae Scientific Name Artemisia ludoviciana 1987 Grand Canyon Flora Name Artemisia ludoviciana 1987 Grand Canyon Flora page 29 SEINet Image Page Artemisia ludoviciana USDA Plants Artemisia ludoviciana Flora of North America Artemisia ludoviciana Jepson Manual for California treatment Artemisia ludoviciana Jepson Manual illustration page - Kearney and Peebles Name Artemisia ludoviciana Kearney and Peebles Page # 940 Vascular Plants of AZ name Vascular Plants of AZ volume: page Huisinga et al 2006 name Artemisia ludoviciana Huisinga et al 2006 page numbers 188-189 Epple Name - Epple description page # - Epple pix # - McDougall 1964 name Artemisia ludoviciana McDougall 1964 page # 232 Brian 2000 Name Phillips 1979 name - Phillips 1979 page # - Stockert 1967 name - Stockert 1967 page # -
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Last Update: 29 September 2007