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Bruso, George H.
Artemisia vulgaris L.
Common wormwood, Mugwort
Synonym(s): Artemisia selengensis, Artemisia tilesii var. aleutica, Artemisia unalaskensis, Artemisia unalaskensis var. aleutica, Artemisia vulgaris var. coarctata, Artemisia vulgaris var. glabra, Artemisia vulgaris var. kamtschatica, Artemisia vulgaris var. latiloba, Artemisia vulgaris var. selengensis, Artemisia vulgaris var. vulgaris
USDA Symbol: ARVU
A weedy, invasive plant with deeply divided, aromatic leaves densely silvery downy beneath.
Naturalized from Europe, this plant is difficult to eradicate; it grows from stout, horizontal rhizomes that must be pulled or dug out if the plant is to be eliminated.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Subshrub Size Notes:
2-6 ft. Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
1-3 ft. , 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, WV Canada: BC
, SK Native Distribution:
Alberta east to Newfoundland, south to Florida, west to Louisiana, and north to Kansas, Iowa, and Minnesota; also widespread in northwestern United States to Alaska. Native Habitat:
Fields, roadsides, and waste places.
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Texas Discovery Gardens
- Dallas, TX
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff