Artemisia campestris L.
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt B-Forb

Sand beaches and dunes, gravelly and rocky shores; sandy oak and jack pine savannas; sandy fields, roadsides, railroad ballast, river banks, and prairies.

Partcularly common on sand along the Great Lakes shores, but also weedy. There is great diversity in size of heads, nature and distribution of pubescence on the leaves and involucres, degree of lobing of the leaves (although the lobes are always very long and narrow), and the nature of the inflorescence, often a large terminal panicle with hundreds of heads. Our plants are apparently all subsp. caudata (Michx.) Hall & Clements.

The foliage is scarcely if at all aromatic, and variable as to pubescence. Collections with both involucres and leaves densely silky have been noted from Antrim and Keweenaw Cos.


Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
    Including Charity Island
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clare County
Crawford County
Delta County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Grand Traverse County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. May 29, 2022.