Artemisia verlotiorum   Chinese Mugwort DD I

Artemisia verlotiorum Artemisia verlotiorum Artemisia verlotiorum

This introduction which has been naturalised since the early 20th century is found in similar places to the native A. vulgaris (Common Mugwort). Indeed from a distance it looks quite similar to the native Mugwort but closer inspection reveals darker leaves and quite distinct flowers which look quite colourful. A vulgaris sometimes never opens from the bud stage.

It was first found in the wild in the London area where it is now quite common but hasn't spread very far outside he capital. there are small sites here and there, some in the north of Scotland but London is where to find it. It does not occur in Ireland.

Island near Teddington Lock, London 7th July 2007

Added on 1st November 2007, updated 13th October 2008, updated 27th Feb 2010, updated Se3 26th April 2010

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