General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 1-3 feet or more
Leaves: Fragrant
Variegated
Other: reason plant used
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Fragrant
Flower Color: Brown
Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Pollution
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Common names
  • Mugwort
  • Common Wormwood
  • Naughty Men
  • Sailor's Tobacco
  • Felon Herb
  • Old Uncle Henry

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Location: Passieflorahoeve
Date: 2021-08-07
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-15
Location: Passieflorahoeve
Date: 2021-08-07
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-22

Courtesy Outsidepride
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022

Date: August
credit: John Cameron
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-10-06
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON, Canada
Date: 2014-06-05

Date: 2016-01-28
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-10-26
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: JULY-AUGUST
Artimesia vulgarism extremely invasive
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: June-July
Artemisia vulgarism pretty blooms and red stem very invasive
Location: central Illinois
Date: 6-21-11
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-06-03
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-10-22
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-09-20
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 28th July 2008
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 28th July 2008
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 28th July 2008
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 28th July 2008
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 28th July 2008

photo credit: H. Zell
Photo by Seedfork
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-10-02
looking at flowers heading into seed
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-10-02
silvery under leaves
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-03-30
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-12-12
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-05-10
spring growth
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-08-07

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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photo credit: H. Zell
Location: central Illinois
Date: fall 2013
seed heads and stems
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Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Oct 5, 2020 7:48 AM concerning plant:
    I and many American states consider this plant as a noxious weed. It is one of the most invasive weeds in much of eastern and middle-western North America. It is native to Europe to Iran into Siberia and to North Africa. It was brought as a medicinal herb to the British colonies in the 1600's and got loose and naturalized. One has to be very careful if one uses this for some medical uses because too much of this is toxic. It emerges in spring looking like a young Chrysanthemum and even with the fragrant crushed foliage smelling like a Mum. However, it gets bigger and sprawls a lot. It is not a good-looking perennial and it spread aggressively from its many big white rhizomes (underground stems), creating colonies. I've seen huge swaths of this weed being much of meadow in southeast Pennsylvania. It takes many attacks of digging, hoeing, pulling, and/or herbicide applications to kill it off. It should be exterminated anywhere outside its native range. I don't know of any insect or any kind of animal feeding off of this species in North America; so, it is not useful for animal life here. The generic name of Artemisia comes from the name of Artemis, the Greek Goddess of the Moon; I am sure named after some better species of this genus.
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 18, 2011 2:17 PM concerning plant:
    Could be considered invasive.
    Could be considered architectural.

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