Artemisia lactiflora

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Artemisia lactiflora
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Artemisia
Species: A. lactiflora
Binomial name
Artemisia lactiflora
Wall. ex DC.

Artemisia lactiflora, the white mugwort, is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family, native to Western China. It is a vigorous clump-forming herbaceous perennial growing to 1.5m, with plumes of creamy-white flower heads appearing in Summer and Autumn above dark green leaves. This is the only artemisia which is cultivated as much for its flowers as for its foliage.[1] Plants grown in poor dry soil are hardier and last longer than those grown in heavy, damp soil.[2]

The specific epithet lactiflora means "milk-white flowers".[3]

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ "Plants for a future - Artemisia lactiflora". Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Artemisia lactiflora". Retrieved 2 June 2013.