California Mugwort, Artemisia douglasiana, is a three foot perennial that has a funny sage odor. Native on stream banks, ditch banks, road cuts or other disturbed areas. Very useful for creek bank stabilization or the bank the neighbor waters way too much right above you.
Mugwort has the reputation of removing the ill effects of poison oak if you rub a leaf on the area as soon as possible. It has seemed to have worked for me, but try at your own risk. And as always, read about it on the Internet before your try it.
California Mugwort grows with Rubus ursinus, Elymus condensatus, Quercus agrifolia, and Salix lasiolepis.
Artemisia douglasiana tolerates sand and seasonal flooding.
Foliage of Artemisia douglasiana has color gray, is deciduous and has fragrance.
Flower of Artemisia douglasiana has color na.
Communities for Artemisia douglasiana:Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Freshwater Marsh, Mountain Meadow, Mixed-evergreen Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Southern Oak Woodland and Yellow Pine Forest.