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Artemisia scoparia (Redstem Wormwood)

Synonyms: Artemisia capillaris f. elegans; Artemisia capillaris f. kohatica; Artemisia capillaris f. myriocephala; Artemisia capillaris f. villosa; Artemisia capillaris f. williamsonii; Artemisia capillaris var. grandiflora; Artemisia capillaris var. scoparia; Artemisia elegans; Artemisia gracilis; Artemisia kohatica; Artemisia piperita; Artemisia scoparia f. sericea; Artemisia scoparia var. heteromorpha; Artemisia scopariiformis; Artemisia trichophylla; Draconia scoparia

Wikipedia Abstract

Artemisia scoparia is a Eurasian species in the genus Artemisia, in the sunflower family. It is widespread across much of Eurasia from France to Japan, including China, India, Russia, Germany, Poland, central + southwest Asia, etc. The English common name of Artemisia scoparia is redstem wormwood. In Mandarin Chinese it is known as yīn chén (Traditional: 茵陳) and it is an important traditional Chinese medicine, and is considered interchangeable with Artemisia capillaris for that purpose. Its pollen can be allergenic.
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Height [2]  24 inches (0.6 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  High
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Hazards [2]  Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, skin contact with some members of this genus can cause dermatitis or other allergic reactions in some people;
Lifespan [2]  Biennial
Pollinators [2]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Scent [2]  The seed contains an essential oil.
Structure [3]  Herb
Usage [2]  The seed and flowering stems contain 0.75% essential oil;
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Baikalskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 458883 Russia  
Bolshekhekhtsirsky Zapovednik Ia 112282 Khabarovsk, Russia
Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve V 619089 Jilin, China  
Daurskiy Biosphere Reserve 562659 Russia  
Galichia Gora Zapovednik Ia 568 Lipetsk, Russia
Kavkazskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 692723 Krasnodar, Karachay-Cherkessia, Adygea, Russia
Kedrovaya Pad Zapovednik Ia 44224 Primorsky Krai , Russia
Khopersky Zapovednik Ia 47103 Russia  
Palava Protected Landscape Area V   Czech Republic  
Sayano-Shushenskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 964620 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Sikhote-Alinskiy Biosphere Reserve 978001 Russia  
Tigrovaia Balka Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 146860 Tajikistan  
Ubsunurskaya Kotlovina (Ubsunur Depression) Zapovednik Ia 798640 Tuva, Russia
Ukrainskii Stepnoi Zapovednik Nature Zapovednik Ia 2920 Ukraine  
Ussuriysky Zapovednik Ia 99910 Primorsky Krai , Russia
Voronezhskiy Biosphere Reserve 95835 Russia  


Chorizococcus scorzonerae[4]
Misospatha baccarum <Unverified Name>[5]
Peliococcus chersonensis[4]
Rhopalomyia baccarum[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Kew Millennium Seed Bank Partnership




Attributes / relations provided by
1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
5Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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