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Wormwood question

Posted by hoover67 7a (My Page) on
Sun, May 5, 13 at 13:11

I had my son pick up some wormwood at the plant sale a week ago. He brought back Artemisia. Are all varieties of Artemisia considered wormwood? I have Artemisia growing (taking over) in a flower bed. I have been pulling it like crazy. Imagine my surprise when I went to plant the wormwood and read that it was artesmisia

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RE: Wormwood question

wormwood is a common name for a plant of the artemisia genus, as well as mugwort and sagebrush. but there are plants of the artemisia genus that is not called wormwood; for example, tarragon is artemisia dracunculus.

in short, stick to the botanical name if you want to be precise.

RE: Wormwood question

So, all Wormwood is Artemisia but not all Artemisias are Wormwood.

If you get Artemisia absinthum you will have the plant generally understood to be Wormwood.

RE: Wormwood question

If it is Artemisia vulgaris (aka mugwort), do yourself a favor and do not put it in the ground. It is one of the plants I curse and the list of plants I curse is a VERY short list indeed. Chances are that it isn't mugwort if it was called a "wormwood" but I just wanted to offer up a word of warning just in case.


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