Taxon: Artemisia vulgaris L.

 
Genus: Artemisia
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Asteroideae
      Tribe: Anthemideae
        Subtribe: Artemisiinae
Nomen number: 4190
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:848. 1753
Name Verified on: 20-Jun-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Jun-2008
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • felonherb  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • green-ginger  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • mugwort  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • armoise commune  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • armoise vulgaire  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • gemeiner Beifuß  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • gewöhnlicher Beifuß  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • artemísia  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • artemisia  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • hierba de San Juan  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • gråbo  (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish
  • černobyl'nik  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transliterated Russian
  • polyn obyknovennaya  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transliterated Russian

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Dict Econ Pl)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbal Drugs; Pl Res SEAs 12(1):147. 1999; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China - Gansu, - Shaanxi, - Sichuan, - Qinghai, - Xizang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Buryatia, - Gorno-Altay, - Tuva, - Yakutia-Sakha, - Altay, - Krasnoyarsk, - Chita, - Irkutsk, - Kemerovo, - Kurgan, - Novosibirsk, - Omsk, - Tomsk, - Tyumen
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Turkey
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd.

References:

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Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Artemisia vulgaris L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Euro+Med Plantbase: Information Resource for Euro-Mediterranean Plant Diversity
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Artemisia vulgaris cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image