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Artemisia salsoloides Willd., Sp. Pl. 3: 1832. 1803; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 321. 1881.

Herbs, perennial, erect, glabrous or sparsely villous, 6 - 60 cm high; stems pale, shining many from the crown, or stout, branched from the very base, angled, rootstock stout woody, sometimes 30 cm long. Leaves 3 - 7 cm long, 2 - 3-pinnatisect, glaucous; segments slender, oblong, entire; radical leaves many or absent, glabrous or ferruginous hairy; upper cauline quite entire. Heads sessile or pedicelled, shining on simple or panicled racemes broadly ovoid or subglohose, 2.5 - 4 mm diam. Involucral bracts obtuse, with white or black brown, scarious margins, 2 - 3 mm long. Receptacle naked. Outer florets female, fertile; corolla 3-fid. Disc florets hermaphrodite, sterile, tubular, ca 2 mm long, limb. 5-fid, lobes acute. Achenes elliptic, ellipsoid, ca 1.5 mm long, smooth, delicately ribbed.


1a. Tall herbs, 20-60 cm long; heads in simple or branched racemes; involucral bracts with white scarious margins 24.2. salsoloides
b. Dwarf herbs, ca 6 - 8 cm long; heads solitary in terminal racemes; involucral bracts with black brown margins 24.1. wellbyi

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