A tall rhizomatous perennial herb, naturalised and locally abundant on waysides, and in waste places and rough ground. As it flowers in October and November, it rarely sets seed, and its spread is often by detached pieces of rhizome. Lowland.
A. verlotiorum has gradually extended its range in Europe. It was first collected from the wild in Britain in 1908 in Middlesex but not recognised as a distinct species until 1938-9. By 1950 it was well-established in Surrey and Middlesex; its subsequent spread has been relatively slow.
Native of S.W. China; widely naturalised in W. & C. Europe and other continents.
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PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
Atlas text references
1950. Artemisia verlotorum Lamotte and its occurrence in Britain. Watsonia. 1:209-223.
1983. Flora of the London area.
1992. Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 3. 2 vols.