Plant Species of the Bright Angel Trail:
big sagebrush, Artemisia tridentata
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: mile 0.16, elevation 6759 feet (2060 m).
Number of plants along Trail: at least 30 plants were found in at least 9 different locations in September 2007.
From 6 September 2007, mile 0.16:
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 tridentata 1987 Grand Canyon Flora Name Artemisia tridentata 1987 Grand Canyon Flora page 29 SEINet Image Page Artemisia tridentata USDA Plants Artemisia tridentata Flora of North America Artemisia tridentata Jepson Manual for California treatment Artemisia tridentata Jepson Manual illustration page 207 Kearney and Peebles Name Artemisia tridentata Kearney and Peebles Page # 941 Vascular Plants of AZ name Vascular Plants of AZ volume: page Huisinga et al 2006 name Artemisia tridentata Huisinga et al 2006 page numbers 188 Epple Name - Epple description page # - Epple pix # - McDougall 1964 name Artemisia tridentata 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: 2 October 2007