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Artemisia annua
sweet Annie, sweet sagewort, annual wormwood

Distribution: Occurring in scattered locations east of the Cascades crest and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; Washington to California, east across most of North America to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, ditches, wastelots, and other disturbed open places.

Flowers: August-October

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

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.

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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