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Wyoming Big Sagebrush



A perennial, evergreen shrub growing 1 to 3 feet tall. Leaves are 3 toothed with dense hair on both sides. It also contains oils giving them a distinct odor when crushed. The small and yellow flowers are in composite heads of 3-5 disk. The seeds are sparsely hairy. It has a long taproot and shorter fibrous roots and prefers well-drained shallow soils. Forage is fair palatability for wildlife and great cover for small mammals and birds. Found on lower slopes and plains in the Intermountain west, east of the Continental Divide.