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Artemisia gmelinii - Weber. ex Stechm.
                 
Common Name Russian Wormwood, Gmelin's wormwood
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards 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[222].
Habitats Dry stony slopes, especially in Ladakh and Lahul, 2100 - 4200 metres[51]. Hills, steppe, semidesert steppe, meadows, rocky slopes, scrub, dry floodlands, wastelands; 1500--4900 m[266].
Range Eastern Europe to Central Asia, China, Mongolia and Korea.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Artemisia gmelinii Russian Wormwood, Gmelin


Artemisia gmelinii Russian Wormwood, Gmelin
   
Physical Characteristics
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Artemisia gmelinii is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower from Aug to October, and the seeds ripen from Aug to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms
A. sacrorum. Ledeb.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

One report says that the plant is edible but gives no more details[177].
Medicinal Uses


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Hepatic.

The leaf and stem are used in Korea to treat hepatitis, hyperlipaemia and infected cholecystitis[279]. The plant contains flavonoids, sesquiterpenes and other bio-active constituents, though no bio-activites have been recorded scientifically[279].
Other Uses
The plant yields 1% essential oil, which contains 19% essential oil, 6% camphor[240].
Cultivation details
Easily grown in a well-drained circumneutral or slightly alkaline loamy soil, preferring a warm sunny dry position[1, 200]. Established plants are drought tolerant[200]. Plants are longer lived, more hardy and more aromatic when they are grown in a poor dry soil[245]. This species is closely related to A. sacrorum and often confused with that species[266]. We are not sure if this plant is annual, biennial or perennial, since various reports differ. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].
Propagation
Seed - surface sow from late winter to early summer in a greenhouse, making sure that the compost does not dry out[200]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer. Division in spring or autumn[200]. Basal cuttings in late spring. Harvest the young shoots when about10 - 15cm long, pot up in a lightly shaded position in a greenhouse or cold frame and plant them out when well rooted. Very easy.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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