Artemisia stelleriana

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Artemisia stelleriana
Dusty Miller, Coastal Mitigation Nursery, Craigville MA.jpg
Coastal Mitigation Nursery
Craigville Massachusetts USA
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Artemisia
Species: A. stelleriana
Binomial name
Artemisia stelleriana
  • Artemisia chinensis Pursh
  • Artemisia stelleriana var. sachalinensis Nakai
  • Artemisia stelleriana var. vesiculosa Franch. & Sav.

Artemisia stelleriana is an Asian and North American species of plants in the sunflower family. It is native to China (Heixiazi Island in Heilongjiang Province), Japan, Korea, Russian Far East (Sakhalin, Kuril Islands, Yakutia, Kamchatka Peninsula), and the Aleutian Islands in the United States.[1][2][3] The species is widely cultivated as an ornamental and naturalized in scattered locations in North America, primarily on coastal dunes and other sandy locations, as well as in Scandinavia.[4][5][6] Common names include hoary mugwort,[7] Dusty Miller, beach wormwood,[8][9] and oldwoman.[1]


The plants have pale-green leaves, which are covered on both surfaces with woolly hairs. The yellow flowers grow in tall clusters and bloom from July to late August.[2]