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Common name

English: Dune Wormwood

Mandarin: 荒野蒿 (huang ye hao)

Portuguese: Madorneira

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2509)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2408)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2040)

      Order: Asterales (212)

        Family: Asteraceae (211) (family description)

          Genus: Artemisia (1)

           Epithet: campestris L. (4)

             Subspecies: maritima (DC.) Arcang.

Synonyms: Artemisia crithmifolia L., Artemisia gayana Besser, Oligosporus caudatus (Michx.) Poljakov

campestris => growing in fields

caudatus => produced into a tail, tailed

crithmifolia => with leaves like in the genus Crithmum

gayana => in honor of Jacques Etienne Gay (1786–1864), French botanist

maritima => growing on the seashore, confined to the coast

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Artemisia campestris at World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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