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Common Wormwood - Artemisia vulgaris

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Non-native Species

Global Rank: GU
State Rank: SNA
(see State Rank Reason below)

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Artemisia vulgaris is a plant native to Eurasia and brought to North America by early settlers (Schultz in Flora of North America 2007). It is grown as a medicinal plant, and has many morphological forms. Since 1976 specimens have occasionally been collected from disturbed areas in Montana, including gardens. It is unknown if more natural populations persist in Montana. A conservation status rank is not applicable (SNA) because the plant is an exotic (non-native) in Montana that is not a suitable target for conservation activities.
General Description
Please refer to the State Rank Reason for its status and the following botanical literature for species identification:

Flora of North America
Published Floras
On-line e-Floras

Flora of the Pacific Northwest - An Illustrated Manual, Second Edition (Giblin et al. [eds.] 2018).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 9

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  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Adhikari, S. 2018. Impacts of dryland farming systems on biodiversity, plant-insect interactions, and ecosystem services. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 207 p.
    • Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
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