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Artemisia vulgaris L.
common wormwood



General Information
Symbol: ARVU
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Subshrub
Native Status: CAN   I
GL   I
L48   I
AK   I
HI   I
Other Common Names: artemisia
hierba de San Juan
mugwort
Data Source and Documentation
Alaska"Connecticut"Hawaii"Indiana"Kentucky"Massachusetts"NewNewNorthSouthVirginia"
Distribution Map
green distribution legend Present blank legend Absent/Unreported

See U.S. county distributions (when available) by clicking on the map or the linked states below:

USA (AK, AL, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV), CAN (AB, BC, MB, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK), DEN (GL)

Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
ARSE18 Artemisia selengensis Turcz. ex Besser
ARVUC2 Artemisia vulgaris L. var. coarctata Forselles ex Besser
ARVUS Artemisia vulgaris L. var. selengensis (Turcz. ex Besser) Maxim.
ARVUG Artemisia vulgaris L. var. glabra Ledeb.
ARUN2 Artemisia unalaskensis Rydb.
ARVUV Artemisia vulgaris L. var. vulgaris common wormwood
ARUNA Artemisia unalaskensis Rydb. var. aleutica Hultén
ARVUK Artemisia vulgaris L. var. kamtschatica Besser common wormwood
ARTIA Artemisia tilesii Ledeb. var. aleutica (Hultén) S.L. Welsh
ARVUL Artemisia vulgaris L. var. latiloba Ledeb.

Classification

Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae – Aster family
Genus Artemisia L. – sagebrush
Species Artemisia vulgaris L. – common wormwood

Subordinate Taxa

This plant has no children

Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Artemisia vulgaris
mugwort
This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
N'EAST Uva, R.H., J.C. Neal, & J.M. DiTomaso. 1997. Weeds of the Northeast. Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York.
SEEPPC Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council. 1996. Invasive exotic pest plants in Tennessee (19 October 1999). Research Committee of the Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council. Tennessee.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Alaska UPL
Arid West UPL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont UPL
Great Plains UPL
Hawaii FACU
Midwest UPL
Northcentral & Northeast UPL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast UPL

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover