Artemisia glacialis

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Artemisia glacialis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Anthemideae
Genus: Artemisia
Species: A. glacialis
Binomial name
Artemisia glacialis
L. 1763 not Vitman 1773 nor Bourg. ex Willk. & Lange 1865

Artemisia glacialis (Glacier Wormwood) is a species of plant in the Asteraceae family.[1]

Artemisia glacialis grows to approximately 18 centimetres (7.1 in) high, and is indigenous to the Alpine regions of France, Italy, and Switzerland.[2] In Italy, it is known as Italian: Assenzio genepì nero. In France, it is known as French: Genépi des glaciers.


Artemisia glacialis is historically employed in liqueurs, as well as a digestive and stomachic preparations. It is believed to be useful for mountain sicknesses.[3]


Artemisia glacialis might cause dermatitis or other allergic reactions.[4]


  1. ^ "Kitchen garden help". Retrieved 16 June 2012.  Artemisia glacialis – also known as Glacier Wormwood
  2. ^ "Altervista Flora Italiana, Artemisia glacialis". Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Natural medicinal herbs". Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Plants for a Future". Retrieved 16 June 2012.