Artemisia Genus wormwood Asteraceae

Artemisia vulgaris. Christian Fischer. commons.wikimedia.org

Artemisia vulgaris plant in bloom. Christian Fischer. commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 10/2017).

Artemisia Genus herbs or sub-shrubs, they are Annuals, biennials, or perennials. Usually aromatic.

Artemisia stelleriana (dusty miller). MBGargiullo, backdune, Falmouth MA. 9/16/2017

Artemisia stelleriana (dusty miller). MBGargiullo, backdune, Falmouth MA. 9/16/2017

Leaves alternate, mostly pinnately divided to finely dissected.

Flowers very small in small heads. All disk flowers; the outer (involucral) bracts of the heads mostly papery, thin, overlapping, in at least 2 rows .

Artemisia vulgaris.flowers. Thuilley 2014-08-07 007 (7).© Paul Montagne.monde-de-lupa.fr.

Artemisia vulgaris.flower heads. Thuilley 2014-08-07 007 (7).© Paul Montagne.monde-de-lupa.fr. (Accessed 10/2017).

Fruit dry, very small achenes without appendages. (plumes, teeth, etc.).

Artemisia.vulgaris fruit. © 2003, 2004, 2005 J.K. Lindsey. commaster.eu

Artemisia.vulgaris fruit. © 2003, 2004, 2005 J.K. Lindsey. commaster.eu (Accessed 10/2017).