Artemisia campestris

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Artemisia campestris
Artemisia campestris Ypey37.jpg
1813 illustration[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Artemisia
Species: A. campestris
Binomial name
Artemisia campestris
L. 1753 not Pursh 1813 nor Kitam. 1940
Synonyms[2]
Artemisia near Baltic Sea

Artemisia campestris is a common and widespread species of plants in the sunflower family. It is native to a wide region of Eurasia and North America. Common names include field wormwood,[3] beach wormwood,[4] northern wormwood,[5] Breckland wormwood[6] boreal wormwood, Canadian wormwood, field sagewort and field mugwort.[7][8][9]

Artemisia campestris is branching, aromatic shrubs up to 150 cm (60 inches or 5 feet) tall It grows in open sites on dry sandy soils in steppes, rocky slopes, and waste areas.[8]


Subspecies[2][7][9]
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. alpina (DC.) Arcang. - central Europe
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. borealis (Pall.) H.M.Hall & Clem. - northern + central Europe - northern North America
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. bothnica - Eurasia
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. bottnica Lundstr. ex Kindb. - Eurasia
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. campestris - Eurasia
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. canadensis (Michx.) Scoggan - Greenland, Canada, Maine
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. caudata (Michx.) H.M.Hall & Clem. - central Canada, eastern + central United States
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. glutinosa (Besser) Batt.
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. inodora Nyman
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. lednicensis (Spreng.) Greuter & Raab-Straube
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. maritima (DC.) Arcang.
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. pacifica (Nutt.) H.M.Hall & Clem. - western North America
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. variabilis (Ten.) Greuter

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