Artemisia campestris

Artemisia campestris is a common and widespread species of plants in the sunflower family, Asteraceae. It is native to a wide region of Eurasia and North America. Common names include field wormwood,[3] beach wormwood,[4] northern wormwood,[5] Breckland wormwood[6] boreal wormwood, Canadian wormwood, field sagewort and field mugwort.[7][8][9]

Artemisia campestris
Artemisia campestris Ypey37.jpg
1813 illustration[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Artemisia
A. campestris
Binomial name
Artemisia campestris
L. 1753 not Pursh 1813 nor Kitam. 1940
Artemisia near Baltic Sea

Artemisia campestris is a branching, aromatic plant up to 150 cm (5 feet) tall. It grows in open sites on dry sandy soils, in steppes, rocky slopes, and waste areas.[8]

  • Artemisia campestris subsp. alpina (DC.) Arcang. - central Europe
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. borealis (Pall.) H.M.Hall & Clem. - northern + central Europe - northern North America
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. bothnica - Eurasia
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. bottnica Lundstr. ex Kindb. - Eurasia
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. campestris - Eurasia
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. canadensis (Michx.) Scoggan - Greenland, Canada, Maine
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. caudata (Michx.) H.M.Hall & Clem. - central Canada, eastern + central United States
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. glutinosa (Besser) Batt.
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. inodora Nyman
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. lednicensis (Spreng.) Greuter & Raab-Straube
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. maritima (DC.) Arcang.
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. pacifica (Nutt.) H.M.Hall & Clem. - western North America
  • Artemisia campestris subsp. variabilis (Ten.) Greuter


  1. ^ Plate 37 from Adolphus Ypey, Vervolg ob de Avbeeldingen der artseny-gewassen met derzelver Nederduitsche en Latynsche beschryvingen, Eersde Deel, 1813, published by Kurt Stüber,
  2. ^ a b "Artemisia campestris". The Global Compositae Checklist (GCC) – via The Plant List.
  3. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2014-10-23. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  4. ^ Hilty, John (2016). "Beach Wormwood (Artemisia campestris caudata)". Illinois Wildflowers.
  5. ^ Second alternative name
  6. ^ "3rd alternative name". Archived from the original on 2012-04-09. Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  7. ^ a b Shultz, Leila M. (2006). "Artemisia campestris". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 19. New York and Oxford – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  8. ^ a b Lin, Yourun; Humphries, Christopher J.; Gilbert, Michael G. "Artemisia campestris". Flora of China. 20–21 – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  9. ^ a b Altervista Flora Italiana, Assenzio di campo, Artemisia campestris L.

External linksEdit