Artemisia verlotiorum (Chinese mugwort) is one of several species in the genus Artemisia which is native to East Asia – Kamchatka, North Japan and China. It is an invasive weed, widespread in Europe, North Africa, Central and East Asia.
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. 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.
|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|
|Chromosome number||2n = 48||2n = 16|
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