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

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