Fringed Sage or Prairie Sagewort or Fringed Sagewort or Fringed Sagebrush Asteraceae:
This species is an aromatic, mat-forming, perennial shrub that grows 20 to 60 cm tall The lower woody stems are spreading and often branched, while upper herbaceous stems are erect and leafy. The entire plant is densely silver-canescent. Leaves are abundant, 6 to 12 mm long, and two or three times ternately (sub-pinnately)divided. Flowerheads are arranged into nodding racemes or open panicles. Prairie Sagewort has a deep perennial taproot with numerous extensive lateral roots as adaptations to withstand drought.