Korean mugwort

Artemisia princeps


Artemisia princeps, also known as Korean mugwort or Korean wormwood, is a plant native to Korea, Japan, and northeastern China. It is a herbaceous perennial plant that grows to a height of 1-2 feet. The leaves of the plant are dark green, pinnately divided, and have a silvery-white color on the underside. The flowers are small and yellow in color, and they bloom in the summer.

In terms of growing conditions, Artemisia princeps prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It is not very drought-tolerant, so it is important to water the plant regularly. It is also not winter hardy, so it is best to grow it in a sheltered location or to bring it indoors during the winter months.

Artemisia princeps is not edible, so it should not be consumed by humans. However, it has been used in traditional medicine in Korea and Japan for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It has also been used as an insect repellent.

In terms of its value for wildlife, Artemisia princeps provides habitat and food for a variety of insects, including butterflies and bees. It also has a pleasant aroma that can attract pollinators to the garden.


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