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Uses

Toxic parts

There is a report that the plant can cause allergies in some people[1].

Edible uses

Notes

Leaves and flowering heads are used as a flavouring or garnish for sauces, gravies etc[2].

A herb tea is made from the leaves and flowering heads[2].

Seed[3][4][5][2]. No further details are given but the seed is very small and fiddly to use.

Unknown part

Material uses

The plant makes a useful ground cover plant once it is established[6].

The leaves can be placed in the shoes as a foot deodorant[7]. An infusion of the leaves has been used as an underarm deodorant[7]. The soft leaves can be used as a toilet paper[7].

The plant can be burnt to repel mosquitoes[7].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The leaves are astringent[1]. They were commonly used by the N. American Indians to induce sweating, curb pain and diarrhoea[1]. A weak tea was used in the treatment of stomach ache and menstrual disorders[1].

Externally, a wash of the leaves was applied to itching, rashes, swellings, boils, sores, etc[1]. The wash was also applied to eczema and as an underarm deodorant[7]. A poultice of the leaves can be applied to spider bites, blisters and burst boils[7].

A snuff of the crushed leaves has been used to treat headaches, the sinuses and nosebleeds[7].

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Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - surface sow from late winter to early summer in a greenhouse, making sure that the compost does not dry out[8]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer.

Division in spring or autumn[8].

Basal cuttings in late spring. Harvest the young shoots when about10 - 15cm long, pot up in a lightly shaded position in a greenhouse or cold frame and plant them out when well rooted. Very easy.

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Cultivation

Easily grown in a well-drained circumneutral or slightly alkaline loamy soil, preferring a sunny position[9][8]. Does well in a sandy soil[10]. Established plants are very drought tolerant[6]. Plants are longer lived, more hardy and more aromatic when they are grown in a poor dry soil[11].

A very polymorphic species[12]. Slugs love the young shoots of this plant and have been known to destroy even well-established plants[K]. A very ornamental plant, spreading by stolons to form loose patches[13], it can be invasive[6]. There are many named forms selected for their ornamental value[8].

Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[14].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Artemisia ludoviciana. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Artemisia ludoviciana.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Artemisia ludoviciana
Genus
Artemisia
Family
Compositae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
5
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
?
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
1 x 1 meters
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.5 Foster. S. & Duke. J. A. A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. Eastern and Central N. America. Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN 0395467225 (1990-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.22.3 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.1 Yanovsky. E. Food Plants of the N. American Indians. Publication no. 237. U.S. Depf of Agriculture. ()
  5. ? 5.05.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.16.26.3 Chatto. B. The Dry Garden. Dent ISBN 0460045512 (1982-00-00)
  7. ? 7.07.17.27.37.47.57.67.77.8 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
  8. ? 8.08.18.28.38.4 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  9. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  10. ? Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)
  11. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)
  12. ? 12.012.1 Fernald. M. L. Gray's Manual of Botany. American Book Co. (1950-00-00)
  13. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Perennials Volumes 1 and 2. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30936-9 (1991-00-00)
  14. ? Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)

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