Artemisia californica or California Sagebrush

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 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.