Asteraceae
Artemisia dracunculus

Tarragon

Stiff, erect, nearly odorless to strongly tarragon-aromatic. Stems brown. Leaves bright green, on upper and lower stem, 1/2–3 in., linear to oblong, entire or occasionally divided, hairless. Inflorescence 6–18 in. long, with many leaves at base of several upright branches. Panicle consists of numerous, small, nodding, yellowish white, button-shaped flowers. Grows in meadows, disturbed soils. Similar A. campestris is shorter, 4–15 in., always odorless, with basal leaf rosette.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--4 feet
  • Habitat: Meadow, Disturbed
  • Found In: Steens, Wallowas, West Gorge, East Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes