Artemisia vulgaris L.  
Family: Asteraceae
common wormwood, mugwort, sage-wort
[Artemisia vulgaris var. vulgaris L.]
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Paul Drobot  
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, 1'-3' tall forb, unbranched to inflorescence; stems with white fuzz toward the top; from rhizomes
Leaves: alternate, lance-shaped, silvery, mostly undivided or with a few large teeth or lobes, not feathery leaf drawing
Flowers: head cream to green; inflorescence dense, long, spike-like clusters; blooms July-Oct.
Fruits: dry seed
Habitat: dry; prairies, disturbed sites
Artemisia vulgaris image
Paul Drobot  
Artemisia vulgaris image
Matthew L. Wagner  
Artemisia vulgaris image
Paul Drobot  
Artemisia vulgaris image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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