Artemisia annua
sweet Annie, sweet sagewort, annual wormwood
WTU specimens
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Distribution: Native of Eurasia, naturalized in eastern United States, rare in the Pacific Northwest.

Habitat: Fields and waste places.

Flowers: August - October

Origin: Introduced

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Sweet-scented, glabrous, tap-rooted annual 0.3-3 m. tall.


Leaves 2-10 cm. long, twice or thrice pinnatifid, the ultimate segments linear or lanceolate.


Inflorescence broad and open, the discoid heads loose, often nodding, borne on short peduncles; involucre glabrous, imbricate, 1-2 mm. high; flowers all fertile, the outer pistillate; pappus none,


Achene glabrous.

Accepted Name:
Artemisia annua L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 847. 1753. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Artemisia annua in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Artemisia annua checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Artemisia annua atlas page.

CalPhotos: Artemisia annua photos.

USDA Plants: Artemisia annua information.

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