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Artemisia stelleriana Besser

Dusty miller, old woman, beach wormwood

Creeping perennial. Sterile stems numerous, 20-30 cm. Flowering shoots solitary, rarely 2 or 3, thickened, up to 50 cm. Leaves petiolate, spathulate or ovate, deeply toothed. Entire plant silver-white tomentose. Flower heads stalked, cup-shaped, 5-8 mm long in spike-like inflorescence. V - early spring to late autumn. Fl - August. Fr - October (not every year). P - by seed or cuttings and also by division. Does well in sunny position and on well-drained soil. Z 5 (4).

Far East (Amgunskiy and Ussuriyskiy regions, Kamchatka, Sakhalin, southern Kuril Islands), Scandinavia, Japan and North America (Alaska). Along streams, near the sea shore on gravelly soil, on slopes.


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