The Sand sagebrush (Artemisia filifolia) belongs to Asteraceae (the Aster family). It is a perennial herb that is distributed in the south-central United States and northern Mexico. It grows in dry semi-deserts, shrublands, and sandy soil, and grows to about 1.5 m tall. It is well branched and produces gray-green, thin, thread-like leaves. The leaves are sometimes divided. It produces small yellow to brown flower heads in racemes in the leaf axils from August to November. Each head head contains sterile disc florets and 2 to 3 fertile ray florets. The fruit is a small achene.