Artemisia vulgaris L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Scientific Name

    Artemisia vulgaris L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Rhizomatous perennial 0.5–2 m, simple or branched above, the stem glabrous or nearly so below the infl; lvs green and glabrous or nearly so above, densely white- tomentose beneath, chiefly obovate or ovate in outline, 5–10 × 3–7 cm, the principal ones cleft nearly to the midrib into ascending, acute, unequal segments that are again toothed or cleft, and ordinarily with 1 or 2 pairs of stipule-like lobes at base; infl generally ample and leafy; invol 3.5–4.5 mm; disk-cors 2.0–2.8 mm; achenes ellipsoid, not nerved or angled; 2n=16. Fields, roadsides, and waste places; native of Eurasia, now established throughout most of e. U.S. and adj. Can. July–Oct.

  • Common Names