The Artemisia tridentata or Sagebrush is the state flower of Nevada. Its scientific name is Artemisia tridentate or Artemisia trifida. It belongs to the wormwood family Asteraceae. Artemisia is the genus of the Sagebrush and its species is A. tridentata. The Nevada’s state flower Artemisia tridentata is commonly known as Sagebrush, Big Sagebrush, Common Sagebrush, Blue Sagebrush, or Black Sagebrush. The Artemisia tridentata or Sagebrush is a strong pungent fragrance, woody shrub, or small tree those are native to California north to Canada and south east of United States of America.
On the basis of the above the sagebrush or Artemisia tridentata or Artemisia trifida was initially adopted as the state emblem by Senate contemporaneous resolution on March 20, 1917.
In 1959, The Nevada Legislature, by and act, has been adopted the sagebrush of Artemisia tridentata as the official state emblem of Nevada. And finally, in 1967, this flower was adopted as the official state flower of Nevada.
State Flower of Nevada Facts:
- Common Name: Sagebrush, Big Sagebrush, Common Sagebrush, Blue Sagebrush, or Black Sagebrush.
- Genus: Artemisia
- Species: Artemisia tridentata.
- Found in: California north to Canada and south east of United States of America.
- Color: Yellow and white
- Number of petals: Tubular
- Period of blooming: late summer into fall
- Purpose: Ornamental and aromatherapy
The Nevada’s state flower Artemisia tridentata or sagebrush is an aromatic shrub, which is grown in dried and semi-dried situations, all through the range of chilly desert, prairie, and peak habitation in the Intermountain West of North America and the areas where other kinds of vegetation cannot subsist. It is an upright, evergreen shrub, which are commonly growing up to 1 to 12 feet in height. The leaves of sagebrush are looking plain, alternately arranged and unrelenting but in several occasions some leaves are dearth deciduous. It is scarcely wedge-shaped with a 3-lobed top, which are silvery-green and pubescent on either side. It has also very strong fragrance. The blossoms of sagebrush are generating on the ends of the branches and plenty of sub branches. It is hermaphroditic types of flower, yellow and white in color with tubular shaped. It appears with densely clusters of tinny flowers borne in small tips on long erect thorn those are along the main stalk. Sagebrush flowers are blooming from late summer into fall.
The Nevada’s state flower Artemisia tridentata or sagebrush is being used in herbal and medicinal purpose in various states. The preparations of sagebrush were used as the remedy of headache, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting and even bullet injuries. The sagebrush leaves are outstanding food for domestic animals and the nutritional value have by them is equivalent to alfalfa. On the other hand, the sagebrush leaves also encircle oils, which are toxic to the symbiotic bacteria in the rumen.
The native people of the North America used the sagebrush as traditional medicines. It is used to stop interior hemorrhage, which may cause of childbirth or hurts unremitting during a battle. The Zuni people used externally the concoction of leaves for body aches. The concoction is also taken as cold medicine. The plant of sagebrush is also poisonous for vermin inside of the body and, therefore, sagebrush was also used to get exonerate of worms.
To sum up, Sagebrush or Artemisia tridentata, is symbolizes the spirit of the state that makes it as the state flower of Nevada as well as state symbol of Nevada.