Desert Sage (Artemisia Tridentata) – Smudge
Highly aromatic Desert Sage (Artemisia tridentata) bundles for smudging as part of a ritual or ceremony. This plant is famous for its pungent fragrance.
Measuring between two and five feet, this shrub has grey-green-silvery leaves, tri-lobed and measuring about one inch.
Desert Sage gets its name from its stature and its relation to members of the Sagebrush group. Artemisia is from Artemisia, wife of Mausolus, ancient ruler of Ceria (southwest Asia Minor). She was named after Artemis, the Greek virgin goddess of the hunt and wild nature. Tridentata means “three toothed,” in reference to the three lobes on the tips of most leaves.