Artemisia stelleriana - Bess.
Hoary Sagebrush
Other English Common Names: Oldwoman
Other Common Names: oldwoman
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Artemisia stelleriana Besser (TSN 35439)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.156917
Element Code: PDAST0S1N0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Aster Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Asterales Asteraceae Artemisia
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Artemisia stelleriana
Taxonomic Comments: Described from Kamchatka. Native in eastern Asia, entending to the outer Aleutian Islands of the U.S. Introduced in eastern North America and Europe. (Hulten 1968; Ohwi, 1965)
Conservation Status
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Global Status: G4?
Global Status Last Reviewed: 20Nov1996
Global Status Last Changed: 20Nov1996
Rounded Global Status: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: Substantial but not large native range; plant is stoloniferous, and able to colonize large areas of open sand. Only native range is considered here; species is also established as an exotic in eastern North America, Hawaii, and Europe.
Nation: United States
National Status: N1
Nation: Canada
National Status: NNA (11Oct2016)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Alaska (S3), Connecticut (SNA), Delaware (SNA), Hawaii (SNA), Louisiana (SNA), Maine (SNA), Maryland (SNA), Massachusetts (SNA), Michigan (SNA), Minnesota (SNA), New Hampshire (SNA), New Jersey (SNA), New York (SNA), Pennsylvania (SNA), Rhode Island (SNA), Vermont (SNA), Virginia (SNA), Washington (SNA), West Virginia (SNA), Wisconsin (SNA)
Canada British Columbia (SNA), New Brunswick (SNA), Newfoundland Island (SNA), Nova Scotia (SNA), Ontario (SNA), Prince Edward Island (SNA), Quebec (SNA)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: Regional endemic of Asiatic coast of NW Pacific, from Japan and Korea along Russian coast to outermost Aleutians (Alaska, USA). Ohwi (Flora of Japan, 1965) gives range as "Hokkaido, Honshu (n. Kanto Distr. and northw.) -- Korea, Sakhalin, Kuriles, Kamchatka, and Ochotsk Sea region; natualized in Europe and North America." Hulten (1968) records for easternmost Aleutians, Alaska.

Number of Occurrences: 81 to >300
Number of Occurrences Comments: As a native plant, has substantial but not large range along NW coast of Pacific, from Japan and Korea along the Russian coast to the outermost Aleutian islands (Alaska, USA). Also establised as an escape from cultivation in eastern North America, Europe, and Hawaii.

Short-term Trend: Unknown
Short-term Trend Comments: Native habitat subject to some disturbance and development, although northward of the most populated areas; as an exotic, becoming locally abundant in areas of eastern North America.

Intrinsic Vulnerability Comments: Weedy, stoloniferous plant.

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Distribution
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Global Range: Regional endemic of Asiatic coast of NW Pacific, from Japan and Korea along Russian coast to outermost Aleutians (Alaska, USA). Ohwi (Flora of Japan, 1965) gives range as "Hokkaido, Honshu (n. Kanto Distr. and northw.) -- Korea, Sakhalin, Kuriles, Kamchatka, and Ochotsk Sea region; natualized in Europe and North America." Hulten (1968) records for easternmost Aleutians, Alaska.

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces

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NOTE: The distribution shown may be incomplete, particularly for some rapidly spreading exotic species.

U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AK, CTexotic, DEexotic, HIexotic, LAexotic, MAexotic, MDexotic, MEexotic, MIexotic, MNexotic, NHexotic, NJexotic, NYexotic, PAexotic, RIexotic, VAexotic, VTexotic, WAexotic, WIexotic, WVexotic
Canada BCexotic, NBexotic, NFexotic, NSexotic, ONexotic, PEexotic, QCexotic

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Ecology & Life History
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Habitat Comments: Sand dunes along the seacoast (Japan).
Economic Attributes
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Economically Important Genus: Y
Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 20Nov1996
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Morse, Larry E. (1996)

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References
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  • Hulten, E. 1960. Flora of the Aleutian Islands. Second edition. J. Cramer, Weinheim. 376 pp. + maps, plates.

  • Hulten, E. 1968. Flora of Alaska and neighboring territories. Stanford Univ. Press, Palo Alto, CA. 1008 pp.

  • Hulten, E. 1968. Flora of Alaska and neighboring territories. Stanford Univ. Press, Stanford, CA. 1,008 p.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 1067 pp.

  • Wagner, W.L., D.R. Herbst, and S.H. Sohmer. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawaii. Univ. Hawaii Press and Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu. 1853 pp.

  • Welsh, S.L. 1974. Anderson's flora of Alaska and adjacent parts of Canada. Brigham Young Univ. Press, Provo, UT.

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