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Artemisia filifolia

Sand sage

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusArtemisiaFrom the Greek goddess Artemis, who gave it her own name because it helped cure her (there are other possible reasons for the derivation of this name too)
Speciesfilifolia

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Artemisia filifolia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Artemisia filifolia (sand sage)

8/27/2014 · Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center, New Mex­ico
≈ 7 × 11" (18 × 28 cm)

Artemisia filifolia (sand sage)

8/27/2014 · Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center, New Mex­ico
≈ 3½ × 2½' (1 × 0.8 m)