Mugwort - Artemisia vulgaris
Medium to tall somewhat hairy, tufted plant. Slightly aromatic, erect. The stems often reddish or purplish with a wide pith. Leaves 1 to 2 pinnately lobed, the upper unstalked, dark green above, silvery downy beneath. Flowerheads 3 to 4 mm long reddish-brown, yellowish or purplish, egg shaped, unstalked, borne in panicles.
Mature leaves glabrous, or nearly so, on the upperside
Roadsides, waste ground, embankments etc.
May to September.
Found commonly throughout much of Britain, but mainly coastal in Scotland.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 381 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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