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
Link to protologue:
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: 10 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

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

    • Eastern 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

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

  • Cultivated


  • Europe

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


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Check other web resources for Artemisia dracunculus L. :


  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image