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 Artemisia subsp. var.  Wormwood
Artemisia absinthum
Habit: herbaceous
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Height: 6 in to 60 in
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Lifespan: perennial
Exposure: sun
Water: moderate
Features: fragrance, foliage
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USDA Zones: 4 to 9.5
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Asteraceae > Artemisia var. , L.

For other uses of the name Artemisia, see Artemisia (disambig)

Artemisia is a large, diverse genus of plants with between 200-400 species belonging to the daisy family Asteraceae. It comprises hardy herbs and shrubs known for their volatile oils. They grow in temperate climates of the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere, usually in dry or semi-dry habitats. The fern-like leaves of many species are covered with white hairs. Some botanists split the genus into several genera, but DNA analysis (Watson et al. 2002) does not support the maintenance of the genera Crossostephium, Filifolium, Neopallasia, Seriphidium, and Sphaeromeria; three other segregate genera Stilnolepis, Elachanthemum, and Kaschgaria are maintained by this evidence.

Common names used for several species include wormwood, mugwort, sagebrush and sagewort, while a few species have unique names, notably Tarragon A. dracunculus and Southernwood A. abrotanum. Occasionally some of the species are called sages, causing confusion with the Salvia sages in the family Lamiaceae.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Artemisia (Artemisia, wife of Mausolus). Compositae. Wormwood. A large genus of aromatic and bitter herbs and small shrubs, mostly in the northern hemisphere, and most abundant in arid regions.

Leaves alternate, often dissected: heads small and mostly inconspicuous, numerous, and generally nodding, with yellow or whitish florets, wholly discoid, the involucre imbricated in several rows.

In the West, many of the species, particularly A. tridentata, are known as sage brush. Grown for their medicinal properties or for foliage effects. The drug product of the artemisias is large. A. Absinthium is the chief source of absinthe; A. Barrelieri, Bess., of Spain, is said to be used in the preparation of Algerian absinthe; A. Cina, Berger, of the Orient, is the source of santonica. The garden kinds are perennials and thrive in the most ordinary conditions, even in poor and dry soil. Propagation is mostly by division.

A. Baumgartenii, Bees. Compact, shrub-like, with small Lvs. and yellow fls. standing erect above the lvs. S. Eu.—A. lanata, Willd (A. pedemontana, Balbis). Low cesspitose plant with finely cut, silvery foliage for which it is chiefly grown. Spain.

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Pests and diseases


Artemisia abrotanum (Southernwood)
Artemisia absinthium (Absinth Wormwood)
Artemisia californica (California Sagebrush) leaves
Artemisia mauiensis (Maui Wormwood)
Artemisia pontica (Roman Wormwood)
Artemisia pycnocephala (Beach Sagewort) flowers
Dried Artemisia absinthium (Absinth Wormwood)
Artemisia absinthium (Absinth Wormwood)
Artemisia cina (Levant Wormseed)

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