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Cultural significance: Prairie Sage is one of the Four Sacred Medicines of Dakota, Lakota and Ojibwe Nations along with Sweetgrass (Hierochloe hirta), White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) and Tobacco (Cornus sericea). It is referred to as the male species of sage, where Fringed Sage (Artemisia frigida) is the female species.

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101. Pike, K. S.; Stary, P.; Allison, D.; Graf, G.; Boydston, L.; Miller, T. 1997. Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) of aphids on big sagebrush (Artemisia ludoviciana Nuttall) in Washington State. Proceedings, Entomological Society of Washington. 99(1): 143-155. [47306].

Sagebrush ecosystems: White sagebrush commonly occurs in sagebrush (Artemisia subsp.) communities. Shrub and tree associates include big sagebrush (A. tridentata), black sagebrush (A. nova), fringed sagebrush (A. frigida), shadscale saltbush (Atriplex confertifolia), curlleaf mountain-mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolius), rubber rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus), green rabbitbrush (C. viscidiflorus), antelope bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata), Rocky mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum), western juniper (J. occidentalis), interior ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum), Jeffrey pine (P. jeffreyi), and several oaks (Quercus spp.). Herbaceous understory associates include Indian ricegrass (Achnatherum hymenoides), blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), buckwheat (Eriogonum spp.), ephedra (Ephedra spp.), Idaho fescue (Festuca idahoensis), rough fescue (Festuca altaica), needle-and-thread grass (Hesperostipa comata), prairie Junegrass (Koeleria macrantha), western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii), Sandberg bluegrass (Poa secunda), plains bluegrass (P. arida), and bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata) [37,72,115]. (Source: www.fs.fed.us)

 

 

 

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