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Artemisia princeps Pamp.


Description from Flora of China

Artemisia montana (Nakai) Pampanini f. occidentalis Pampanini; A. parvula Pampanini; A. vulgaris Linnaeus var. maximoviczii Nakai, p.p.; A. vulgaris f. nipponica Nakai.

Herbs, perennial, 60-150 cm tall, sparsely arachnoid puberulent or glabrescent. Leaves densely arachnoid tomentose abaxially. Lowermost leaves long petiolate; leaf blade ovate or elliptic-ovate, 1- or 2-pinnatipartite; segments 2 pairs, oblong or oblong-elliptic. Middle stem leaves: petiole 1-2(-3) cm; leaf blade ovate or ovate-elliptic, 6-12 × 4-8 cm, pinnatipartite, rarely -sect; segments 2(or 3) pairs, elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic; distal lobe and lobules of lateral lobes larger, obtuse apically. Uppermost leaves pinnatipartite; leaflike bracts 3-lobed or entire. Capitula in somewhat broad panicles, oblong or oblong-ovoid, 1.5-2.5 mm in diam. Phyllaries sparsely arachnoid puberulent. Marginal female florets 5-7. Disk florets 4-9, bisexual. Fr. Jul-Nov. 2n = 34.

Artemisia princeps is used medicinally.

Roadsides, slopes, shrublands, forest margins, valleys, riverbanks; below 100-1400 m. Anhui, S Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, S Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, S Liaoning, SE Nei Mongol, S Shaanxi, Shandong, S Shanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan [Japan, Korea].


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