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Artemisia tridentata set to go under family microscope

The Nevada State Museum plans an event Saturday called “Sensational Sagebrush” that will offer families a close-up look at the Silver State’s official flower.Designated the official Nevada state flower in 1917 and also known as artemisia tridentata, the event is aimed at letting children discover why sagebrush bears that scientific name.It also will let folks examine what the plant’s three-tipped leaves look like under a microscope, provide a plant key to identify big sagebrush, and let visitors hear an original story called “Coyote and the Sagebrush.”The event is part of the Family Fun Saturdays series. It is planned for 1 …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 11, 2012 02:52AM Published Oct 11, 2012 02:47AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.