Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Artemisia vulgaris L.
common wormwood, mugwort, sage-wort
Artemisia: referring to the Greek goddess Artemis who so benefited from a plant of this family that she gave it her own name
vulgaris: Latin for "common"
|Status: ||Introduced - escaped|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 1 1/2' - 7' tall forb; stems mostly smooth, hairless below the inflorescence; from rhizomes|
|Flower: ||head yellowish; inflorescence usually large, leafy clusters; blooms July-Oct.|
|Fruit:||elliptical, dry seed|
|Leaf:||alternate, green above, with dense silvery fuzz below, oval in outline, divided into unequal, usually toothed segments |
|Habitat: ||fields, roadsides, disturbed areas|