Wormwood

Plant Bio

Common Name:Wormwood or Absinthium
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Artemisia
Species:absinthium
Classification/Rank:Invasive
Method of Transportation:
Habitat/Range:• first noticed in 1998 in Telkwa. • suspected that it is relatively new to the area but is already fairly well distributed as single plants or small clumps along Hwy 16 from Houston to Moricetown

Description

• perennial, aromatic herb that grows 0.4 to 1.2 m tall
• stems ascending to erect, clustered, branched above, finely hairy, sometimes a woody base
• lower leaves long stalked, 2 to 3 times pinnately cut; blades with rounded tips; upper leaves less divided, short stalked, and reduced; smooth to finely hairy
• head disciform, nodding, in a branched inflorescence; long white hair recepticles between flowers

Read more about wormwood here.

News

view all news »
posted: August 13, 2018
Invasive fish found breeding near Prince George - Don’t Let It Loose!

The province says an invasive fish - commonly sold as feed for other fish - has been found breeding in a tributary to the Fraser...

posted: August 12, 2018
Clean Drain Dry - help keep things like the “zombie” plant out of our waterways!

There are native milfoils in BC, but Eurasian water-milfoil is a concern in many parts of eastern Canada and the US, and has been found in...