Mugwort – Artemisia vulgaris

Mugwort plant

Mugwort plant

Mugwort flower

Mugwort flower

Mugwort leaves

Mugwort leaves

Mugwort

Artemisia vulgaris L.
Asteraceae (Aster family)

Life cycle
Clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial.

Leaves
Alternate, deeply lobed and divided leaves are dark green above and silvery white below. Leaves emit a strong, sagelike odor.

Stems
Erect, clump-forming, smooth to slightly hairy stems have lengthwise ridges and become semiwoody with age. They are up to 6 feet tall.

Flowers and fruit
Inconspicuous flowers are produced in elongated, spikelike clusters on the upper stems. The seed is enclosed in a single-seeded, brown, oblong fruit.

Reproduction
Persistent, prolific rhizomes and, rarely, seeds.