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Common Mugwort

Artemisia vulgaris

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Dense spikes of rayless brown flowers, tinted yellow or purple.
Fruit:
Long, yellow, shiny seed (achene).
Leaves:
Deeply divided, fern-like leaf which is silvery on the underside.
Maximum Size:
125cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves can be eaten, raw or cooked. The leaves can be used to make tea. Bitter-tasting. This plant is mildly toxic so eating in large quantities is inadvisable.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Leaves smell spicy when crushed.
Other Names:
Armoise, Carline Thistle, Chrysanthemum Weed, Common Wormwood, Cronewort, Douglas Mugwort, Felon Herb, Moxa, Muggons, Old Man, Old Uncle Henry, Sailor's Tobacco, St John's Plant, Wild Wormwood.
Habitats:
Farmland, hedgerows, meadows, roadsides, wasteland, woodland.