Artemisia pontica L.
Common Name: ROMAN WORMWOOD, WORMWOOD
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

A European native, grown for its foliage and occasionally established along roadsides, banks, and other sandy open disturbed sites. First collected in 1912 in Cheboygan Co.

The lacy blue- or ashy-green foliage is attractive; the plant rarely forms flowers, but the feathery shoots are distinctive in the short segments of the dissected leaves, which are ± tomentose on both surfaces.

Locations

Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Crawford County
Houghton County
Kalamazoo County
Lenawee County
Oakland County
Oscoda County
St. Clair County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=239.