Taxon: Artemisia dracunculus L.

Genus: Artemisia
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Asteroideae
      Tribe: Anthemideae
        Subtribe: Artemisiinae
Nomen number: 4282
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:849. 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: 12 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Materials: essential oils (a fragrance component fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, - Buryatia, - Chita, - Gorno-Altay, - Irkutsk, - Kemerovo, - Krasnoyarsk, - Kurgan, - Novosibirsk, - Omsk, - Tomsk, - Tuva, - Tyumen, - Yakutia-Sakha
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Himachal Pradesh, - Jammu and Kashmir; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Belarus; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - North Dakota, - Oklahoma, - South Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte, - Chihuahua, - Coahuila, - Sonora, - Zacatecas
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Veracruz
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California, - Nevada, - Utah
    • Subarctic America: Canada - Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia, - Manitoba, - Saskatchewan

  • Naturalized:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Belarus; Moldova
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Poland; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Norway; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Italy; Romania; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.


  • Europe

    • East Europe: Estonia; Latvia
    • Middle Europe: Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Slovakia


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