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Common Wormwood, mugwort
Scientific Name: Artemisia vulgaris L.
Family: Asteraceae
Common Wormwood, mugwort (Artemisia  vulgaris)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 20. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 4-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Europe

Growth Habits: Herbaceous perennial, 2 to 3 feet tall and wide (60-90 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water, need good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings in late summer

The species is rather invasive and is considered a weed in many places. There are a few named varieties with better landscape qualities that are also less invasive.

Artemisia vulgaris 'Oriental Limelight'

Cultural Practices:
Shear the plant if it becomes to tall or floppy.

Blooming Habits:
Inconspicuous whitish flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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