Artemisia verlotiorum Lamotte

Chinese Wormwood

Mem. Acad. Sci. Belles-Lett. Clermont-Ferrand 511 (1876) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect perennial herb to c. 2 m high, dying back annually to rhizomatous rootstock; stems ribbed, tomentose when young. Leaves linear to ovate or suborbicular, 2–8 cm long, 3–30 mm wide, entire and sessile toward inflorescence, 2- or 3-pinnatisect and petiolate below, ultimate segments acute to acuminate, upper surface dark green and more or less glabrous, lower surface tomentose. Capitula in leafy panicles; involucral bracts unequal, lanceolate to ovate, 1–4 mm long, outer ones herbaceous, inner ones with broad scarious margins. Florets 10–25, yellow to reddish-brown; rudimentary florets minute, brownish. Cypselas 1–1.5 mm long, c. smooth; pappus a small scarious ring or absent. Flowers Dec.–Jun.

*CVU, *GipP, *Gold, *HSF, *VVP. Also naturalised Qld, NSW, ACT. Native to south-west China. A weed occasionally recorded in and near Melbourne on disturbed ground such as roadsides, on forest margins, and also common along degraded creeks in some northern suburbs of Melbourne.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-09
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Artemisia
Higher taxa



Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Artemisia verlotiorum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Artemisia verlotiorum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory