Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) is the Nevada State Flower. Artemisia tridentata is also called as Sagebrush, Big Sagebrush, Common Sagebrush, Blue Sagebrush, or Black Sagebrush.
- Artemisia tridentata
Sagebrush is an aromatic, woody shrub, or small tree from the family Asteraceae. Sagebrush occurs from California north to Canada, east to Nebraska and south to Mexico.
Flowers in sagebrush stems are seen near the ends of the branches and numerous side branches. Sagebrush flowers are yellow, Monoecious, and tubular. Dense 3-8 clusters of tiny yellow or cream-colored Sagebrush flowers per head are borne along a main stalk. The Sagebrush flower heads are loosely spread out along the tips of the branches. Some Sagebrush flowers are perfect and some are imperfect. Sagebrush flowers from late summer into fall.
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- Sagebrush is a perennial shrub that grows to 2-7 feet tall.
- A stout trunk bears many side branches that ascend upwards.
- The young stems of Sagebrush are smooth and silvery, but as the plant matures, these stems turn grayer and the bark starts to grow in long strips.
- The evergreen Sagebrush leaves are one quarter inch to two inches long, wedge-shaped and with three or five lobes at the tip. Nonlobed leaves may grow in the early winter.
- The leaves of Sagebrush contain aromatic volatile oils that prevent herbivores from digesting their leaves.
- The seeds of Sagebrush are very small and black.
- The leaves of Sagebrush emit sweet, pungent turpentine fragrance, after a rainstorm.
- The foliage of Sagebrush is Gray, and is edible.
- The fruit of Sagebrush is also edible.
The Capital City of Nevada is Carson City. The Nevada state flag came into existence on March 26, 1929, and was revised in 1991.
- Total land area of Nevada is 109,806 sq. mi.
- Nevada state is situated between 39.148N, 119.743W.
- Nevada shows extreme temperatures. The north and west of Nevada has winters reaching extreme cold,
while in parts of the south the summers approach ovenlike heat.
- Nicknames of Nevada are The Silver State, Sagebrush State, Battle Born State.
- Border States of Nevada state are Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah.
- Nevada's major industries include Hay, Alfalfa Seeds, Barley, Wheat, and Potatoes; Gaming Equipment, Lawn and Garden Irrigation Devices, Titanium Products, Seismic and Machinery Monitoring Device.
- Nevada's historical sites include: Las Vegas Mormon Fort, Stokes Castle in Austin, and the Pony Express Station in Elko.
- Nevada's points of interest include: Hoover Dam, Pyramid Lake, Lake Tahoe, Lake Mead National
Recreation Area, Lehman Caves at the Great Basin National Park, Las Vegas, and Reno.
- Gambling taxes are a primary source of state revenue. Nevada's economy, however, is overwhelmingly based on tourism.
- Nevada's leading institution of higher education is the Univ. of Nevada, at Reno, Las Vegas.