West Highland Flora

Mugwort


Artemisia vulgaris

 

Artemisia vulgaris

Photo Carl Farmer
24 Jun 2003 Glenbrittle, Skye

Uncommon, on roadsides and waste ground.

Flowerheads c 2-3 mm diameter.  Stems c 60-120 cm.  Leaves c 5-8 cm long.

Flower-spikes appear late in season, see bottom pics.  First 3 pics are pre-flowering.

ID: Leaves dark green above, whitish beneath, deeply divided into jagged segments.  Florets brownish-red.  Flowerheads densely clustered in long narrow leafy panicle.

Other features: Outer florets female, narrow.  Inner florets hermaphrodite, widened at top.  All florets are tubular.

 

Artemisia vulgaris

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Jul 2004 Uig, Skye

  Artemisia vulgaris

Photo Carl Farmer
24 Jun 2003 Glenbrittle, Skye

 

 

Artemisia vulgaris

Photo Carl Farmer
(11 Sep 2003 Musselburgh)

  Artemisia vulgaris

Photo Carl Farmer
(11 Sep 2003 Musselburgh)


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