A low-growing sage with delicate white flowers that thrives in extremely dry areas.
Photo credit: Jim Pisarowicz, NPS
Soil: Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun
Blooms: July – September
Suggested Uses: Fringed Sagewort is a low-growing, fragrant sage that grows well in poor gravelly and sandy soils.
Native Range: Native throughout the Great Plains and the Desert Southwest. Native to the western edge of Minnesota.
Pollinators: Wind-pollinated. Host plant for several species of butterflies and moths.
Leaves: Heavily divided leaves that are feathery in appearance. Have very fine hairs that give the plants a silvery appearance.
Flowers: Inconspicuous, tiny yellow flowers form on non-branching stems.
Indigenous names: Pȟežíȟota (Lakota, Dakota)
More Information: USDA PLANT profile