What is the plant
The genus Artemisia contains about 300 species of plants including evergreen and deciduous shrubs, perennials and annuals. It is in the daisy, family, but there aren`t many showy flowers. Artemisia plants are grown for their filagree-like leaves.
Mugwort is a tall herbaceous perennial belonging to the Asterceae (Compositae) or daisy family. It can grow up to 1.5 meters and is supported by a strong woody root system. The dark grey-green leaves are pinnate, lobed, and 5-20 cm long. They have a silvery grey to white fuzz on the underside, with erect stems showing a purple tinge to them. The flowers appear in summer and are small and radially symmetrical, with many red to yellow flowers held in panicles or groups off the same stem.
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