Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Artemisia vulgaris
Common mugwort, Hierba de san juan
Taxonomy

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Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

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Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:

Origin: Europe

Species Description

General: Dicot-herb, perennial

Roots: adventitious, rhizomes

Shoots: alternate leaf arrangment; simple leaf type; entire, serrate, lobed (pinnately), parted (pinnately) leaf margin; Pinnate leaf venation; awl-shaped, linear, lanceolate leaf shape

Inflorescence: head

Flowers: perfect, unisexual, monoecious; complete, incomplete, regular, irregular; epigynous ovary position

Fruit: achene

Physiology: autotrophic

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Species is distributed along railroads and waste ground.

ILPIN Notes: Species escaped from cultivation. Species used as ornamental foliage and home medicament. Sometimes it is used as aromatic, bitter condiment. It sheds fairly large amounts of pollen but is seldom abundant anough to be of much importance in hayfever. Species is associated with following conditions: epileptic spasms, profuse sweat with odor of garlic, violent uterine contractions, pains, prolapse and rupture; miscarriage, metrorrhagia and increased lochial discharge. Pammel, L.H. 1911. A Manual of Poisonous Plants. Torch Press. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 977 pp. Species is found in Champaign, Cook, & Henry counties. Flowers are all fertile, the outer ones are pistillate. Leaves are densely woolly-silky; white, silver, or gray, at least on lower surface. Leaf or petiole base has conspicuous small, dissected segments or stipule-like lobes.

Functional Relationships:

  • Pollinators insects (wind)

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