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Artemisia princeps - Pampan.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
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 Waste ground and thickets in lowland and low elevations, central and southern Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Artemisia princeps


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Artemisia princeps is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft). It is in flower from Jul to November, and the seeds ripen from Aug to November. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses: Colouring;  Condiment.

Leaves and young seedlings - raw or cooked[116, 177]. Used in salads and soups after the bitterness has been removed[183]. After being lightly boiled the young leaves are pounded into glutinous-rice dumplings (known as 'mochi'). They impart a delightful aroma, flavour and colour[183]. Mugwort mochi is often sold in N. American health food stores[183].

Medicinal Uses



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Bitter.

Bitter[116].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. This species spreads rapidly by means of underground stolons and can become invasive[206]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. 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]. 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. 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.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Readers comment

Margaret   Thu Oct 11 2007

We grow the variety 'Yomogi' which has proved completely hardy here in Perthshire, Scotland. We keep it outdoors all winter and frequently get hard and protracted frosts and snow.

Thad   Mon May 12 2008

This plant is actually very medicinal as an anti-inflammatory. It's use goes back 10,000 years. It is still used extensively today in China, Japan, and some other Asian countries. I used it for siatica and it worked better than prescription drugs. It is also used in Japan, where it is known as "Yomogi" to make many popular dishes, mostly sweets.

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