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Artemisia umbelliformis - Lam.                
                 
Common Name Alpine Wormwood
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
Synonyms
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 Mountain rocks, moraines and river gravels[50].
Range Europe - Alps, N. Apennines.
Edibility Rating  
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary       

Physical Characteristics       
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Artemisia umbelliformis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.

USDA hardiness zone : Coming soon


Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) 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.

Artemisia umbelliformis Alpine Wormwood


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Artemisia umbelliformis Alpine Wormwood
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Habitats       
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses                                         
Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Condiment;  Tea.

The herb is used in the preparation of a tea and a liqueur, often with the addition of absinthe[183]. The leaves are used as a condiment[177].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details                                         
Easily grown in a well-drained circumneutral or slightly alkaline loamy soil, preferring a warm sunny dry position. 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]. An aromatic plant[200]. 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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Author                                         
Lam.
                                                                                 
Botanical References                                         
50200
                                                                                 
Links / References                                         

[50]? Flora Europaea
An immense work in 6 volumes (including the index). The standard reference flora for europe, it is very terse though and with very little extra information. Not for the casual reader.
[177]Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption.
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
[183]Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants.
Excellent. Contains a very wide range of conventional and unconventional food plants (including tropical) and where they can be obtained (mainly N. American nurseries but also research institutes and a lot of other nurseries from around the world.
[200]Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
[233]Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants
A concise guide to a wide range of perennials. Lots of cultivation guides, very little on plant uses.
[245]Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World.
An excellent, comprehensive book on scented plants giving a few other plant uses and brief cultivation details. There are no illustrations.

Readers comment                                         
 
Elizabeth H.
tom Mon Apr 25 03:36:15 2005
May i please stucture my comment as a quest? I want to make genepy alcohol infusion for medicinal purposes only of course and i want to cultivate artimisia genipi or a. mutellina or are they the same thing? I beg of you please anyone who can help me. Maybe i will pay you back in spades. Thank you very much. I'm sending you white light already genepy guru...thank you.
Elizabeth H.
tom Mon Apr 25 04:02:50 2005
please tell me why grow three feet from my veggie garden? Thank you's.
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