Artemisia californica or California Sagebrush

Artemesia californica photo by Gary Seev
Artemesia californica photo by Peggy Jun

Artemisia californica or California Sagebrush is an extremely drought tolerant, fast growing shrub that is a staple of the California coastal scrub landscape. It produces cream white or yellow flowers from spring to fall and grows between 1 and 8 feet in height and 4 feet in width. It can be found growing all along the Yawkey Trail and gives off a strong scent during the warm summer months.