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Artemisia carruthii, common name Carruth's sagewort or Carruth wormwood, is a North American species of shrubs in the daisy family native to much of south-central and southwestern United States (Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, northern + western Texas). There are reports of a few naturalized populations in Missouri, the Great Lakes Region, and Rhode Island. It is also native to the States of Chihuahua and Sonora in northern Mexico.
The Zuni people put the seeds on coals and use then as a sweat bath for body pains from a severe cold. The ground seeds are also mixed with water, made into balls, steamed and used for food. These seeds are considered by the Zuni to be one of the most important food plants.
The species is named for American botanist James Harrison Carruth, 1807-1896.
- The Plant List Artemisia carruthii Alph.Wood ex Carruth.
- Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
- Go Botany, New England Wildflower Society, Artemisia carruthii Wood ex Carruth Carruth's wormwood description and photos plus New England distribution map
- Flora of North America Vol. 19, 20 and 21 Page 524 Carruth wormwood Artemisia carruthii Alph. Wood ex Carruth, Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci. 5: 51. 1877.
- Carruth James Harrison. 1877. Centennial Catalogue of the Plants of Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 5: 51
- Stevenson, Matilda Coxe 1915 Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #30 42-43
- Stevenson p.65
- Castetter, Edward F. 1935 Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest I. Uncultivated Native Plants Used as Sources of Food. University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(1):1-44 (p. 21)
- United States Department of Agriculture Plants profile: Artemisia carruthii (Carruth's sagewort)
- Southwest Colorado Wildflowers
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