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Artemisia tridentata Nutt.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 530.

Big Sagebrush

Navajo Name: Ts'ah

Family Taxon Genus
Asteraceae Artemisia sp. Artemisia L.

Classification: Artemisia L contains 68 Species and 100 accepted taxa overall


Common Names: Big Sagebrush, blue sagebrush, chamiso hendiondo, common sagebrush

Primary Use: Medicine

Ceremonies: Life Medicine, Evil Way Medicine,  Other curing ceremonies, Bead Chant, Eagle Way, Water Way, Mountaintop Way, Night Way, Evil Way

Ritual Use:



Other Uses: Ts'ah is used to make yellow, green, and gold wool dyes (Mayes and Lacey 1989:107)