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Artemisia verlotiorum Lamotte in Mem. Ass. France. Cong. Clerm. Ferr. 511. 1876; Ling in Kew Bull. 42(2); 447. 1987. A. vulgaris auct. nom L.: Hook.f. Fl. Brit. India 3: 325. 1881. p.p. A. leptostachya DC., Prodr. 6: 113. 1838. p.p.

Herbs, perennial, perennial; stems tall, grooved, 0.3 - 1.25 m high, growing from a long rhizome. Leaves pinatifid or partite; segments small, linear or linear-lanceolate grey beneath and green above. Heads sessile or pedicelled in slender leafy, branched racemes, oblong, erect, 2 - 3 mm in diam. Involucral bracts oblong, obtuse with scarious margins. Receptacle naked. Outer florets female, fertile 2.5 mm long. Disc florets hermaphrodite, fertile, tube short, attenuate; limb 5-lobed. Achenes grey, ellipsoid, ca 1 mm long, smooth, striate.

Fl. & Fr. Sept - Nov.

Distrib. India: W. & E. Himalayas, between 1000-2000 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Assam.

China and Formosa.

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