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.
rhizomes present, plant strongly stoloniferous
rhizomes absent or present, plant not stoloniferous