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Mugwort (Artemisia)

Family:

Daisy family (Asteraceae)

Flowering period:

July to September (also November to April in Southern Europe)

Distribution:

widespread in the northern hemisphere, typical "root crop - weed" element of the steppes, disturbed areas and ruderal habitats, on nutrient rich soils, annual to perennial, herbaceous plants, subshrubs or shrubs, species-rich

Appearance:

widespread in the northern hemisphere, typical "root crop - weed" element of the steppes, disturbed areas and ruderal habitats, on nutrient rich soils, annual to perennial, herbaceous plants, subshrubs or shrubs, species-rich

Important species in Europe:

Artemisia vulgaris (mugwort or common wormwood): common almost everywhere in northern regions, absent in hot summer dry areas

Allergenicity:

high allergenicity, major allergens Art v 1-3

Link zum Pollenatlas: Artemisia vulgaris

Wissenschaftlicher Beirat:
Ass. Prof. Dr. Siegfried Jäger (Medizinische Universität Wien)
Univ. Prof. Dr. Reinhart Jarisch (Floridsdorfer Allergie Zentrum)
Mag. Matthias Werchan (Charité Berlin)
Prof. Dr. med. Karl-Christian Bergmann (Charité Berlin)

Quellen:

Österreichischer Pollenwarndienst, Medizinische Universität Wien, Österreich
Charité, Allergie-Zentrum-Charité, Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Berlin, Deutschland
Wikipedia
www.alles-zur-allergologie.de
22 Jahre Blüh- und Fruktifikationsuntersuchungen der Waldbaumarten im Lehrforst Ofenbach/Rosalia. R. Litschauer. 2010. Bundesforschungs- und Ausbildungszentrum für Wald, Naturgefahren und Landschaft, BFW-Berichte 144, 36 pp.
Waldbau auf soziologisch-ökologischer Grundlage. H. Mayer 1977. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart – New York, 482 pp.

Young shoot of mugwort (Image rights: Katharina Bastl)
Young shoot of mugwort (Image rights: Katharina Bastl)
Flowers of mugwort (Image rights: Katharina Bastl)
Flowers of mugwort (Image rights: Katharina Bastl)
Ceased flowering of mugwort (Image rights: Katharina Bastl)
Ceased flowering of mugwort (Image rights: Katharina Bastl)
Leaves of mugwort (Image rights: Katharina Bastl)
Leaves of mugwort (Image rights: Katharina Bastl)
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