Plant Descriptions and Habitat:Artemisia Capillaris.

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Plant Descriptions and Habitat:Artemisia Capillaris.

Herba Artemisiae Scopariae,Artemisia scoparia Waldst. et Kit.or Artemisia capillaris Thunb  Habitat: spread in China,growing at roadside,wild field,mountain.

 Collect:collect in spring when seedling reach to 6 to 10 cm,cut off old stems and dried in sun,or collect in autumn once flower bud grow out,the seedling collected in spring called "Mian Yin Chen",seedlings from autumn called "Yin Chen Hao".

 Physical Descriptions of Artemisia:

 Perennial herb or subshrub.stem erect height 0.5 to 1 m,root woody,surface color yellow brown,vertical stripin,branches;seedling covered with brown silk hair,hairless when grow up.Bottom Leaf split wide and short,covered with short silky foliage;middle leaf split long and slim as hair,1mm width;top leaf split into 3 parts or no split,no hair.capitulum small and numerous,flower color yellow,pipe like,outer layer 3 to 5 bud,female,fertible,inner layer bisexual 5 to 7,infertility.Fruit long round shape width 0.8mm,hairless.Flowering during September to October,fruit October to December.
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 Cultivation details:

 An easily grown plant, succeeding in a well-drained circumneutral or slightly alkaline loamy soil, preferring a sunny position. Established plants are drought tolerant. Plants are longer lived, more hardy and more aromatic when they are grown in a poor dry soil. This species is probably not hardy in all parts of Britain, it tolerates temperatures down to at least -5. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer.

 Herba Artemisiae Scopariae,Artemisia scoparia Waldst. et Kit.or Artemisia capillaris ThunbPropagation:

 Seed - surface sow from late winter to early summer in a greenhouse. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Division in spring or autumn.

 General Culture:

 Best grown in poor to moderately fertile, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Excellent soil drainage is essential for growing this plant well. Does poorly in moist to wet soils where plants are susceptible to root rot. This uncommon species of artemisia is new to the Kemper Center, and it is unclear at this point as to how well it will grow in the St. Louis climate. Woody-based artemisias in general often show foliage decline and/or stem lodging in St. Louis summers, and may benefit from a light shearing in summer to shape and stimulate new foliage growth. Woody-based artemisias are also generally pruned in spring to control growth, but care must be taken to leave sufficient numbers of live buds on each stem to facilitate bushy growth. Winter hardiness for this species in the St. Louis area is unclear.

 Herba Artemisiae Scopariae,Artemisia scoparia Waldst. et Kit.or Artemisia capillaris ThunbNoteworthy Characteristics:

 Artemisia capillaris is a bushy, woody-based perennial or subshrub which is grown for its aromatic, finely-divided, gray-green foliage. Typically grows in a shrubby mound to 12-18" tall and as wide. Tiny, somewhat inconspicuous, yellowish-white, discoid flower heads (rays absent) appear in panicles at the stem ends in summer, but have little ornamental value.
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Reference:
  • 1.Herba Artemisiae Scopariae:Yin Chen,Artemisia capillaris,folk legend and fascinating applications!

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