Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Artemisia dracunculus L. image
Photographer: Keir Morse           

Botanical Illustration

Mark A. Wetter
Family Asteraceae
Artemisia dracunculus L.
dragon sage-wort, dragon wormwood, estragon, false tarragon
Artemisia: referring to the Greek goddess Artemis who so benefited from a plant of this family that she gave it her own name
dracunculus: from Greek for "a small dragon," and thus dragon-like
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-5' tall forb; stems clustered; fibrous roots
Flower: head yellow; inflorescence large, open, branched clusters; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:elliptical, dry seed
Leaf:alternate, not slivery, mostly hairless, linear, usually undivided leaf drawing
Habitat: sun; dry

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Flora of North America (off site)
Artemisia dracunculoides Pursh
Artemisia dracunculina S.Watson
Artemisia dracunculus L. subsp. dracunculus
Artemisia dracunculus L. subsp. dracunculina (S.Watson) H.M.Hall & Clem.
Artemisia dracunculus L. subsp. glauca (Pall. ex Willd.) H.M.Hall & Clem.
Artemisia dracunculoides Pursh var. dracunculina (S.Watson) S.F.Blake
Artemisia dracunculus L. var. glauca (Pall. ex Willd.) Besser
Artemisia glauca Pall. ex Willd.
Artemisia glauca Pall. ex Willd. var. dracunculina (S.Watson) Fernald
Oligosporus dracunculus (L.) Poljakov
Oligosporus dracunculus (L.) Poljakov subsp. dracunculinus (S.Watson) W.A.Weber
Oligosporus dracunculus (L.) Poljakov subsp. glaucus (Pall. ex Willd.) A.Löve & D.Löve

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