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Artemisia stricta Edgew. in Trans. Linn. Soc. 20: 73. 1846; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 323. 1881. A. edgeworthii Balakr. in J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 63: 329. 1967.

Herbs, annual, laxly villous or glabrate, branched, 6 - 20 cm high, rarely attaining up to 60 cm; stems pale purple to dark brown, simple or many, erect or diffuse, branches often from the base, spreading, prostrate narrowly grooved. Radical leaves 1 - 3-pinnatisect, petioled; segments linear to oblong-lanceolate; cauline leaves feebly divided or entire 0.5 - 2.5 cm long. Heads greenish white, in solitary, erect or clustered spikes, subglobose 0.2 - 0.3 in diam. Involucral bracts broadly ovate to oblong; outer hairy with scarious margins, often marked with brown lines, rarely-glabrous. Receptacle naked. Outer florets female, fertile. Disc florets hermaphrodite, sterile. Achenes narrowly obconic.


1a. Stems simple, straight, erect 27.2. stricta
b. Stems many, diffuse, small 27.1. diffusa

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