Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Artemisia pontica L. image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           

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Kurt Stüber
Family Asteraceae
Artemisia pontica L.
Roman wormwood
Artemisia: referring to the Greek goddess Artemis who so benefited from a plant of this family that she gave it her own name
pontica: Pontus, northern coast of Turkey
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect, perennial, 16"-40" tall, somewhat shrubby forb; from rhizomes
Flower: head yellowish; inflorescence a long, narrow, branched clusters; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruit:4-5 angled, dry seed widest at the top
Leaf:alternate, silvery, 2-3 pinnately-dividedleaf drawing
Habitat: sun; dry

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