Artemisia annua
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Artemisia annua

sweet sagewort
annual sagebrush
Chinese wormwood
qing hao

  family asteraceae 
  genus artemisia 

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Genus  Artemisia Species  annua Variety  Cultivar  Common names  sweet sagewort   annual sagebrush   Chinese wormwood   qing hao Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S14017 Data source  Allergy p286;MedPl p64;Frgnt p176
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Herb Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Artemisia annua has leaves that are mildly perfume scented. Artemisia annua is known as qing hao in Chinese.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Light Hay fever season  Jul 01 - Sep 30 Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  bitter   febrifuge   antimalarial   antibiotic Medicinal parts  Leaves Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Artemisia annua has traditionally been used in many herbal remedies including: as a bitter, as a febrifuge, as an antimalarial and as an antibiotic. (More are listed in the medicinal properties section.) Traditional medicinal remedies are made from the leaves. This anemophilous species has only a light pollen count during hay fever season. Hay fever season usually extends from July to September.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  agreeable scent Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Perfume Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Artemisia annua occurs throughout US.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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