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Artemisia douglasiana

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Artemisia douglasiana
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Artemisia douglasiana
Artemisia douglasiana
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Artemisia douglasiana
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Artemisia douglasiana

Botanical Name: Artemisia douglasiana
Common Name: Mugwort

A choice foliage plant. Recommended for herb gardens. Needs some summer water. Known to wander in the garden due to underground roots. Provides good erosion control near streams.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 4' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading by rhizomes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Grey-green
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Throughout California, Baja
Natural Habitat: Open to shady places, often in drainages in coastal, inland, valleys, and foothills below 6,000'

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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