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Invasive Species in Amherst State Park

Artemisia vulgaris var. vulgaris - Mugwort

Close up Photo

photo by  WNY PRISM

June 5, 2015

photo by  WNY PRISM

June 5, 2015

Infestation Photo

photo by  WNY PRISM

June 5, 2015

    Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is in the Aster family and is a perennial herb native to northeastern Asia and Alaska which grows 24-63 inches high. Stems are branched with green leaves and silver undersides. Distinct herbal smell. It has been used as a medicinal and culinary herb. It has chrysanthemum like features. It flowers in the months July through October with small dull red flowers. Threatens native plant species biodiversity. Mugwort has long rhizomes and regenerates from root fragments, making it difficult to remove by hand pulling.