Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains of GA & SC) (rare elsewhere in GA)

Look for it on roadsides, in pastures, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Greenish
Rays: Absent
Disc flowers bisexual and fertile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Artemisia vulgaris   FAMILY Asteraceae__

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Artemisia vulgaris var. vulgaris   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-83-001:
Artemisia vulgaris   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Mugwort, Felon Herb


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picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_arvu_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm120310_275

March    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves green and sparsely pubescent above, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm100513_002

May    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm100513_013

May    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Leaves tomentose on the lower surface, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm120526_554

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves 2-pinnatifid, with 1-2 stipule-like lobes at the base, per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Mugwort, Ragweed and Spanish Needles

picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

Gill Newberry    gn09_a_vulgaris_flowers

September        

picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

Gill Newberry    gn09_a_vulgaris_habitat

September        

picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm130928_754

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Population differences suggest multiple introductions over several centuries, per Flora of North America.

picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm130928_755

September    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm130928_761

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves grayish-tomentose beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm130928_765

September    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

Roxanna Martin    rlm91010_162

September    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

Roxanna Martin    rlm91910_384

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Rays absent; disc flowers greenish, 1-2mm long. Heads in panicles, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

Roxanna Martin    rlm9410_475

September    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

Roxanna Martin    rlm9609_134

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Noxious weed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm131020_954

October    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm131020_961

October    Spartanburg County    SC

The array of variation in the field is bewildering, per Flora of North America.

picture of Artemisia vulgaris, image of Artemisia vulgaris

Roxanna Martin    rlm10210_66

October    Spartanburg County    SC