Artemisia

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Artemisia
Artemisia cina (Levant Wormseed)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Anthemideae
Genus: Artemisia
L., 1753
Type species
Artemisia vulgaris
L.
Synonyms

Absinthium Mill.
Chamartemisia Rydb.
Elachanthemum Y.Ling & Y.R.Ling
Oligosporus Cass.[1]

Artemisia is a large genus of plants, with between 250 and 500 species. Most of them grow in temperate zones on the northern hemisphere. The genus belons to the family Asteraceae. Example species in aremisia are mugwort (A. vulgaris), Wormwood, or Sagebrush.

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Genus: Artemisia L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-04-13. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/genus.pl?997. Retrieved 2011-02-14.