Artemisia verlotiorum

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Artemisia verlotiorum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Artemisia
Species: A. verlotiorum
Binomial name
Artemisia verlotiorum
Lamotte

Artemisia verlotiorum (Chinese mugwort) is one of several species in the genus Artemisia which is native to East AsiaKamchatka, North Japan and China. It is an invasive weed, widespread in Europe, North Africa, Central and East Asia.

Etymology[edit]

It is named for Jean Baptiste Verlot, who first distinguished the plant from Artemisia vulgaris in 1877 and for his brother Pierre Bernard Verlot, and is sometimes referred to as Verlot's Mugwort.[1]

Description[edit]

It has oblong reddish to brown capitula, its stems are green and the leaves broader, lighter colored and denser on the stem. The plant is more strongly and pleasantly aromatic than Artemisia vulgaris.[2] It flowers very late in the summer, but reproduces mainly by stolons, thus forming thick groups. Chinese Mugwort shares the same habitat as Artemisia vulgaris, and both are very common.

Artemisia verlotiorum is often confused with Artemisia vulgaris ("common mugwort"), which is closely related.[3]

Differences between Artemisia verlotiorum Artemisia vulgaris
Growth form rhizomes present, plant strongly stoloniferous rhizomes absent or present, plant not stoloniferous
Leaves lighter green dark green
Lobes of adult leaves lanceolate and entire ovate-lanceolate and toothed
Synflorescence green, nodding brownish, erect
Connective above anther acuminate acute
Scent aromatic not aromatic
Flowering period September–November July–September
Chromosome number 2n = 48 2n = 16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haider, F.; A.A. Naqvi, G.D. Bagchi (Sep–Oct 2006). "Chemical Constituents of Artemisia verlotiorum Essential Oil on Cultivation at the Subtropical Conditions of North India". Journal of Essential Oil Research. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  2. ^ "Artemisia". IENICA Database. IENICA. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  3. ^ Eleonora Gabrielian & Joan Vallès Xirau: New Data about the Genus Artemisia L. (Asteraceae) in Armenia. Willdenowia Bd. 26, H. 1/2 (Nov. 29, 1996), pp. 245-250.

External links[edit]

Artemisia verlotiorum at the Encyclopedia of Life