SIA0375: Big Sagebrush

Common Name:Big Sagebrush
Plant Species:Artemisia tridentata
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2003 Rosanna Hamilton
Location:Grand Canyon North Rim, Arizona

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Sagebrush is probably the most abundant shrub in western North America. The extensive root system is drought resistant, enabling survival in semi-arid conditions. Sagebrush was a valuable fuel for Indians. They also used it to treat colds, diarrhea, and fevers.

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