Mugwort

Fresh artemisia vulgaris - Frischer Beifuß

Artemisia vulgaris

Synonyms:
Artemisia
Artemisia_vulgaris (Wikipedia)

Artemisia vulgaris
ArtemisiaVulgaris.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Asterales
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Artemisia
Species:
A. vulgaris
Binomial name
Artemisia vulgaris
L. 1753 not C.B. Clarke 1882 nor Mattf. 1926
Synonyms
Synonymy
  • Absinthium spicatum (Wulfen ex Jacq.) Baumg.
  • Artemisia affinis Hassk.
  • Artemisia apetala hort.pest. ex Steud.
  • Artemisia cannabifolia H.Lév.
  • Artemisia coarctata Forselles
  • Artemisia discolor Douglas ex DC.
  • Artemisia eriophora Ledeb.
  • Artemisia flodmanii Rydb.
  • Artemisia glabrata DC.
  • Artemisia heribaudii (Sennen) Sennen
  • Artemisia heyneana Wall.
  • Artemisia hispanica Stechm. ex Besser
  • Artemisia javanica Pamp.
  • Artemisia leptophylla D.Don
  • Artemisia leptostachya D.Don
  • Artemisia leucophylla (Ledeb.) Turcz. ex Pavlov 1929 not C.B. Clarke 1876
  • Artemisia longiflora Pamp.
  • Artemisia ludoviciana Besser 1834 not Nutt. 1818
  • Artemisia michauxii Besser
  • Artemisia officinalis Gaterau
  • Artemisia opulenta Pamp.
  • Artemisia paniculiformis DC.
  • Artemisia parviflora Wight
  • Artemisia rubriflora Turcz. ex Besser
  • Artemisia ruderalis Salisb.
  • Artemisia samamisica Besser
  • Artemisia selengensis Turcz. ex Besser
  • Artemisia superba Pamp
  • Artemisia tongtchouanensis H.Lév.
  • Artemisia violacea Desf.
  • Artemisia virens Moench
  • Artemisia vulgaris Burm.f. 1768 not L. 1753
  • Artemisia wallichiana Besser

Artemisia vulgaris, the common mugwort, is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family Asteraceae. It is one of several species in the genus Artemisia commonly known as mugwort, although Artemisia vulgaris is the species most often called mugwort. It is also occasionally known as riverside wormwood, felon herb, chrysanthemum weed, wild wormwood, old Uncle Henry, sailor's tobacco, naughty man, old man or St. John's plant (not to be confused with St John's wort). Mugworts have been used medicinally and as culinary herbs.

Mugwort (Wiktionary)

English

Wikispecies

Etymology

From Middle English mugwort, mugwyrt, mucgwurt, from Old English mucgwyrt, mucwyrt et al., from Proto-Germanic; probably corresponding to midge +‎ wort. Cognate with regional Low German muggart, mugwurz.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmʌɡwəːt/

Noun

mugwort (countable and uncountable, plural mugworts)

  1. Any of several aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia
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