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178a. Artemisia japonica var. japonica

牡蒿(原变种) mu hao (yuan bian zhong)

Artemisia cuneifolia Candolle; A. glabrata Wallich ex Besser; A. japonica subf. intermedia Pampanini; A. japonica var. lanata Pampanini; A. japonica f. laxiflora Nakai; A. japonica subf. laxiflora (Nakai) Pampanini; A. japonica var. macrocephala Pampanini; A. japonica var. microcephala Pampanini; A. japonica var. myriocephala Pampanini; A. japonica f. silvestrii Pampanini; A. japonica subf. spatulata Pampanini; A. japonica f. vestita Pampanini; A. morrisonensis Hayata var. minima Pampanini; A. subintegra Kitamura; Chrysanthemum japonicum Thunberg; Oligosporus japonicus (Thunberg) Poljakov.

Middle stem leaves spatulate, entire, obtuse or truncate, few serrate at apex or obliquely cleft from apex to center; lobes oblong or elliptic, not narrowly linear.

Forest margins, waste areas, shrublands, hills, slopes, roadsides; low elevations to 3300 m. Anhui, Fujian, S Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, S Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, E and S Liaoning, S Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, E Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Afghanistan, Bhutan, N India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, E Russia, Thailand, Vietnam].

Artemisia japonica is used in the preparation of antitoxic and antifebrile medicines.


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