It is native to California (Inyo + San Bernardino Counties), Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. It grows in desert, basin, grassland, and juniper woodland habitats. It is very drought-tolerant and lives in arid regions on sandy and limestone-rich soils.
Artemisia bigelovii is a shrub growing from a woody base and reaching a maximum height around 50 cm (20 inches). It has many slender, curving branches with shredding bark and is generally in overall habit.
- International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Melbourne Code) see section 60.7, example 15
- The Plant List Artemisia bigelovii A.Gray
- Calflora taxon report, University of California, Artemisia bigelovii A. Gray Bigelow sagebrush, Flat sagebrush
- Flora of North America Vol. 19, 20 and 21 Page 512 Bigelow sagebrush Artemisia bigelovii A. Gray in War Department [U.S.], Pacif. Railr. Rep. 4(5): 110. 1857.
- Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
- Forest Service Fire Ecology
- Jepson Manual Treatment
- Artemisia bigelovii in the CalPhotos photo database, University of California, Berkeley
- Southwest Colorado Wildflowers
- SEINet Arizona Chapter, Artemisia bigelovii A. Gray
- United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Arches National Park, Bigelow's Sagebrush (Bigelow's Sage; Big Basin Sagebrush)