Etymology: Artemisia: referring to the Greek goddess Artemis who so benefited from a plant of this family that she gave it her own name
Plants: erect, perennial, 3'-6' tall forb; stems mostly hairless below the inflorescence; from rhizomes
Leaves: alternate, many, lance-like, undivided leaves with sharp, even teeth; upper side green, lower side silvery
Flowers: head yellowish; inflorescence large, leafy clusters; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Fruits: elliptical, dry seed
Habitat: prairies, low ground
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6 Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos