Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Artemisia vulgaris

L’Armoise commune
Mugwort

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

3 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

1-2 m

Description

Named after the Greek goddess, Artemis. A very upright plant with strong, red-purplish stems, grooved. It spreads mainly through its extensive rhizome system rather than relying on seed dispersal.

Grows in weedy, uncultivated areas, waste places and roadsides.

Flowers

The flowers grow in dense panicles, brownish-yellow in colour.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Deeply lobed almost to midrib, dark green, white, downy beneath.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit, egg-shaped, yellowish, 2 mm long.

Medical

Flowering tops: pain relief. It has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks and was associated with problems of childbirth, menstruation and regulating the menstrual cycle.

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