Mugwort, Common Wormwood, Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood, St. John's Plant Artemisia vulgaris

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Botanical Name:

Artemisia vulgaris

Family:

Asteraceae

Genus:

Artemisia

Species:

vulgaris

Common Name:

Mugwort, Common Wormwood, Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood, St. John's Plant

Height:
3-7 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4

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Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: warm stratify for 30 days, cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist.
In a Nutshell:
* Artemisia vulgaris ( mugwort or common wormwood ) is one of several species in the genus Artemisia which have common names that include the word mugwort. This species is also occasionally known as Felon Herb , Chrysanthemum Weed , Wild Wormwood , Old uncle Henry , Sailor's Tobacco , Naughty Man , Old Man or St. John's Plant (not to be confused with St John's wort ). more...
* The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. Aromatic and somewhat bitter. Their addition to the diet aids the digestion and so they are often used in small quantities as a flavouring, especially with fatty foods. They are also used to give colour and flavour to glutinous-rice dumplings (Mochi). more...
Usda description:
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