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Artemisia lactiflora - Wall. ex DC.                
                 
Common Name White Mugwort
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
Synonyms
Known Hazards The plant might be poisonous in large doses[21]. Skin contact can cause dermatitis in some people[222].
Habitats Forest margins, shrublands, canyons, slopes, roadsides, river banks and thickets from low elevations to 3000 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China.
Edibility Rating  
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary       
Bloom Color: White. Main Bloom Time: Early fall, Late summer. Form: Upright or erect.

Physical Characteristics       
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Artemisia lactiflora is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone 4. It is in flower from Aug to October, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind.

USDA hardiness zone : 4-8


Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Artemisia lactiflora White Mugwort


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Artemisia lactiflora White Mugwort
   
Habitats       
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses                                         
None known
Medicinal Uses


Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

Emmenagogue;  Tonic.

White mugwort is a bitter aromatic tonic herb. The leaves and flowering stems are used internally in traditional Chinese medicine to treat menstrual and liver disorders[238].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details                                         
Landscape Uses:Border, Container, Seashore, Woodland garden. Easily grown in a well-drained circumneutral or slightly acid loamy soil, preferring a sunny position and a moisture-retentive soil[200]. Plants are tolerant of light shade[200]. Plants are longer lived, more hardy and more aromatic when they are grown in a poor dry soil[245]. There are some named varieties selected for their ornamental value[200]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233]. Special Features:Suitable for dried flowers.
                                                                                 
Propagation                                         
Seed - surface sow from late winter to early summer in a greenhouse, making sure that the compost does not dry out[200]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer. Division in spring or autumn. Basal cuttings in late spring. Harvest the young shoots when about10 - 15cm long, pot up in a lightly shaded position in a greenhouse or cold frame and plant them out when well rooted. Very easy.
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Author                                         
Wall. ex DC.
                                                                                 
Botanical References                                         
200266
                                                                                 
Links / References                                         

[200]Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
[233]Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants
A concise guide to a wide range of perennials. Lots of cultivation guides, very little on plant uses.
[238]Bown. D. Encyclopaedia of Herbs and their Uses.
A very well presented and informative book on herbs from around the globe. Plenty in it for both the casual reader and the serious student. Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant.
[245]Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World.
An excellent, comprehensive book on scented plants giving a few other plant uses and brief cultivation details. There are no illustrations.
[266] Flora of China
On-line version of the Flora - an excellent resource giving basic info on habitat and some uses.

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