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Artemisia norvegica (Fr.) var scotia (Hulten)
Norwegian Mugwort


Artemisia : see A. vulgaris.

norvegica : of Norway.


UK Wildflowers Picture Link to Artemisia norvegica var scotia

TYPE : dwarf tufted perennial herb with flowering stems 3-10cm, hairy. Hs. LEAVES : basal 2cm, stalked, subpalmate, with deeply lobed cuneate lobes. Stem leaves >or< sessile, all silky white. FLOWERS : heads solitary, 3, 10mm diam., nodding. Involucral bracts with green midrib & broad dark brown scarious margin. Fl 7-9. 2n=18.

HABITAT : in Rhacomitrium heaths.

DISTRIBUTION : native, 550-760m, on two mountains in W. Ross. Norway & Ural Mountains. BSBI Distribution Map for to Artemisia norvegica var scotia (UK)

INFO LINKS FOR Artemisia norvegica

Wikipedia (UK)
Scottish Plants Project (UK)
Kew Bulletin Journal 1953 (UK)

'Artemisia, Wild in the British Isles', Compiled by James M. Burton 2004