$4.50 – $8.95
Soil: Mesic(Medium) to Xeric(Dry)
Sun: Full to Part
Leaves: The leaves are alternate, toothed or lobed, 1-4″ long.
The foliage is very aromatic. Establish a patch of Prairie Sage, so that you have a good supply of it for making sage bundles, garlands and wreathes. This plant is good for shoreline restoration. It spreads from the root and can be aggressive, but is usually kept in check by alternating year to year environmental conditions. Use in smaller quantities.
Medicinal Uses: Used to cure almost everything from headaches to stomach trouble to tonsillitis. It was used for fevers, diarrhea, soaking sore feet, rheumatism, arthritis, and menstrual disorders. It is poisonous in large doses.
Food Uses: It is NOT the same sage that you use in cooking.
Other Uses: Prairie sage was used in many Native American rituals. It was often tied into “Smudge Sticks” and burned like incense for purification and to ward off bad dreams. It was also burned to ward off mosquitoes.
More Info: It can be used as a forage plant by cattle and is eaten by many wild animals.
Other Names: Silver Wormwood, White Sagebrush, Wild Sage, White Sage, Wormwood, White Mugwort, Western Mugwort, Louisiana sage, Darkleaf Mugwort, Mexican Sagewort, Chihuahua Sagewort, Garfield Tea, Lobed Cudweed, Man Sage