Artemisia franserioides, the ragweed sagebrush[3] or bursage mugwort, is a North American species of plants in the sunflower family. It is native to the southwestern United States (Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma) as well as northern Mexico (Chihuahua).[4]

Artemisia franserioides is a biennial or perennial growing up to 100 cm (40 inches) tall. It is faintly aromatic, with many small, hanging flower heads. It grows in conifer forests.[2][5]

The specific epithet franserioides is derived from Latinized Greek, meaning resembling the genus Franseria.[2] Franseria is now a synonym of Ambrosia (ragweeds).


  1. ^ Artemisia franserioides was first described by Edward Lee Greene in Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. New York. 10(4): 42. 1883 [Apr 1883] "Plant Name Details for Artemisia franserioides". IPNI. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Greene, Edward Lee 1883. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 10(4): 42
  3. ^ USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Artemisia franserioides". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  4. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  5. ^ Flora of North America, Bursage mugwort, Artemisia franserioides Greene