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*Artemisia stelleriana Besser. Subgenus: Artemisia. Beach Wormwood, Dusty Miller, Hoary Mugwort. Phen: May-Sep. Hab: Sandy roadsides, dunes, other disturbed areas. Dist: Native of Japan and ne. Asia. This plant is reported (with documenting photograph) as naturalized and spreading in Nags Head (Dare County, NC) (Graetz 1973), and also more recently with a specimen from Currituck County by R.K. Peet.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Synonymy: = C, F, Fl7, FNA19, G, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo2, NE, NY, SE1, Tat, Va, WH3, Yeou-Ruenn (1995); = Artemisia stellerana – Arriagada & Miller (1997), orthographic variant; = n/a – Pa, RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷


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