Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) 艾草
Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) flowers close up image. 艾草花的近距照.
Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) flowers.艾草的花.
Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) is flowering in fall. 艾草秋天開花. Back side of foliage is white, whole plant is very aromatic. 艾草葉背白色,整株有香氣.
This hardy perennial mainly are grown for food (tender shoots and leaves as leafy vegetable or dried crushed powder mix with sticky rice flower to make dessert) and medicinal uses (to steep and use the solution for external use wash or ground leaves roll into a stick to use smoke and heat above the pressure point). Easy to grow in any full sun location. Drought tolerant once established. USDA Zones:4-9. Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W). Tiny yellowish green flowers in summer and fall. Self seeds easily. Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division. The whole plant is aromatic. This herb is very common in Asia.
艾草是蒿屬,強健的多年生草本,主要種來當食物(嫩葉如葉菜食用乾燥艾草粉拌糯米粉做成點心)及藥用(薰/洗). 容易栽種在全日照處. 根系穩定後相當耐旱. 耐寒也耐熱. 成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1.5-2呎. 小小的黃色花於夏末秋初開花, 很容易自行結籽繁殖. 繁榮以種子,扦插或分株來進行. 全株有香氣. 它是亞洲常見常用的藥草.
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