Artemisia vulgaris Linnaeus 1753 (Family Asteraceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 60-120cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Tufts, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering July - October (Earliest: 21.7)

Protective Chemicals
Cyanogenic Glycosides Prunasin
Monoterpenoids Borneol, Camphene, Carene, Cineole, Citral, Eucalyptol, Isoborneol,
Limonene, Linalool, Nerol, Phellandrene, Pinene, Thujone
Sesquiterpenoids Absinthin, Artemisinin, Bisabolene, Cadinene, Caryophyllene, Cubebene,
Elemene, Eudesmol, Germacrene, Lyratol, Muurolol, Spathulenol, Vulgarin
Saponins Amyrin
Other Triterpenoids Fernenol, Squalene
Flavonoids Quercetin, Rutin, Vitexin
Other Phenolics Caffeic & Chlorogenic Acids, Tannins
Other Acids Absinthic, Acetic, Eudesmane, Isovalerianic, Malic, Succinic
Sterols Sitosterol, Stigmasterol
Polyacetylenes Dehydromatricaria Ester

Biotopes:
Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Several Syrphidae

Azelia nebulosa

Musca autumnalis

Lucilia sericata

Scathophaga stercoraria
Parasites:
Septoria artemisiae

Golovinomyces artemisiae

Puccinia tanaceti

Several Agromyzidae

Epiblema foenella Larva
(Stem Borer)

Ostrinia nubilalis Larva
(Stem Borer)

Gortyna flavago Larva
(Stem Borer)

Agapanthia villosoviridescens Larva (Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Polygonia c-album Larva

Vanessa cardui

Several Geometridae Larvae

Several Noctuidae

Several Tortricidae

Coleophora trochilella Larva

Udea lutealis Larva

Neocrepidodera ferruginea

Phyllobius vespertinus

Phyllobius virideaeris
Sapivores:
Several Aphididae

Many Miridae

Brachycarenus tigrinus

Enoplops scapha
Florivores:
Several Geometridae

Cnephasia pasiuana

Phytocoris varipes
Granivores:
Serinus serinus

Adelphocoris lineolatus Nymph

Liocoris tripustulatus

Stictopleurus abutilon

Stictopleurus punctatonervosus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Mugwort


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005 J.K. Lindsey

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