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Wormwood Artemisia

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Wormwood:

Phonetic Spelling
ar-tem-EE-zee-ah
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Found in: Weedy in disturbed areas, naturalized in waste places in northern US; landscape as cultivated ornamentals

Space: 24 inches

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Makana Silver
    2nd Place Container Plant in the 2019 NC State Annual Color Trials
Tags:
#sun#yellow#poisonous#full sun#partial shade#perennial#resistant#silver leaves#green flowers#yellow flowers#silver#NC native#deer damage#deer resistant#ornamentals
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Makana Silver
    2nd Place Container Plant in the 2019 NC State Annual Color Trials
Tags:
#sun#yellow#poisonous#full sun#partial shade#perennial#resistant#silver leaves#green flowers#yellow flowers#silver#NC native#deer damage#deer resistant#ornamentals
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Artemisia
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Uses include wreaths and other crafts; aromatic foliage
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, Subtropical Northern Hemisphere & S. America
    Distribution:
    Coastal Plain
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    deer damage
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Herb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Poisonous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are small, drooping, and greenish-yellow.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are silvery-green, alternate, and finely divided into blunt, narrow segments with silvery hairs on both sides.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Problem for Children
    Weedy
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. (Poisonous through ingestion. Poisonous parts: all parts). Symptoms: In the form of absinthe, an outlawed beverage, it can cause forgetfulness, delirium, convulsions, and brain damage.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    A monoterpene thujone
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems