Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) Plant



Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort) is one of several species in the genus Artemisia, although Artemisia vulgaris is the species most often called mugwort. This species is also known as riverside wormwood. Mugwort is native to temperate Europe and is naturalized in North America. The plant grows on nitrogenous soils, like weedy and uncultivated areas, such as  roadsides. Mugwort is used as a medicinal and culinary herb.
Growing Zones:3 – 10
Native Range:
Mature Height:5 – 6 feet
Mature Width:15 – 20 inches
Spacing:12 – 15 inches
Sunlight:Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type:Average
Growth Rate:Fast
Leaf Description:Smooth with a dark green tint on the upper surface, but covered with a dense cottony down beneath. The erect stem often has a red-purplish tinge.
Bloom Time:Summer
Bloom Description:Small, white
Harvest Time:Spring, Summer
Drought Tolerance:Moderate
Special Properties:


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