Plant Database forum: Artemisia vulgaris L.).

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 18, 2014 4:55 PM CST
I just submitted some photos, but there was no selection for
Artemisia vulgaris L. The weed in the bed looks does not look like the Artemisia vulgaris already listed. Thanks.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Mar 18, 2014 4:57 PM CST

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Here is our database entry for the plant:

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Mar 18, 2014 5:00 PM CST
Yes, I looked at that and I don't doubt it is correct here is the reply I got form the county agent.

I believe this is mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris L.). It can be controlled with a herbicide for broad leaf weeds. For pre-emergent control he should spray in the spring (now) and late fall (Sept-October).
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Mar 18, 2014 5:03 PM CST

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I'll leave that up to the people in the Plant ID thread. Smiling
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 18, 2014 6:01 PM CST
It appears there are still questions on the ID of this plant, I have requested a second look by the county agent, I'll keep you posted.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Mar 18, 2014 6:05 PM CST

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I might be misunderstanding the question here, but Artemisia vulgaris and Artemisia vulgaris L. are the same thing. The "L." is just the standard abbreviation for Carl Linnaeus, who was the person who originally described and gave a scientific name to this plant.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Mar 18, 2014 6:20 PM CST
The problem seems to be that some don't think the county agent was correct in naming the plant. I have e-mailed back and asked for a second opinion. My pictures did not look like what was in the data base.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Mar 18, 2014 6:26 PM CST

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It's not too surprising that your plants don't match the pictures in the database. Plants in this family (Asteraceae) commonly produce very different looking leaves at different stages of growth. Most of the pictures currently in the database appear to have been taken during flowering in the summer or fall.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Mar 18, 2014 6:28 PM CST
That's another thing, I have never seen this plant flower, summer or fall. Would it be a noticeable one?
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Mar 18, 2014 6:35 PM CST

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Not really. Smiling Most of the pictures in the database show the plant in flower.

This is a good picture of the flowers:

Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Mar 18, 2014 6:42 PM CST
No, my little plants look nothing like those in the data base.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Mar 21, 2014 7:05 AM CST
The extension agent had a plant specialist from Auburn University look at the photos and they also identified it as a variety of Mugwort. I was told for any further Id I would have to take the plant to the extension office. That will have to wait for now.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 21, 2014 7:12 AM CST

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I'd put Kent up against any extension agent. In this case, since the agent agrees with Kent, then the agent is probably right. Green Grin!

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