Maui wormwood

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    Maui wormwood @ Maui Iland(Hawaii)

Basic information

Flower Name
Maui wormwood
Formal Name
Artemisia mauiensis
Alias
Artemisia mauiensis, Wormwood, Maui wormwood
Habitat
The island of Maui (Hawaii)
Morph
perennial clumping grass

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What is Maui wormwood

Maui wormwood (scientific name: Artemisia mauiensis) is a perennial plant native to the island of Maui, in the family Asteraceae. A rare species that grows only on top of Haleakala in the Hawaiian Islands, Maui, the leaves are covered with silvery feathers and look silvery. It is also called Maui wormwoo, the name of the flower after the native Maui, and Artemisia mauiensis, the scientific name for the wormwood of Maui. The name of the genus Artemisia comes from Artemis, the moon goddess in Greek mythology. It is of the same genus and is similar to Artemisia schmidtiana or Asagirisou (scientific name: Artemisia schmidtiana) with similar silvery leaves, but the wormwood is more woody.

Common name: Maui wormwood, scientific name: Artemisia mauiensis, Synonyms: Artemisia australis var. mauiensis, aka: wormwood, Artemisia mauiensis, Āhinahina (Hawaiian), origin: Haleakala mountaintop (Maui), living type: perennial, grass height: 60-120 cm, leaf color: silver, leaf length: 15 cm, petiole: alternate, leaf color: silver, flower color: pale yellow, orange, flowering season: June to August, lifespan: more than 5 years.

Detailed information

Order
Asterales
Family
Asteraceae
Genus
Artemisia
Species
A. mauiensis
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Panicle
Petal shape
capitate corolla
Leaf type
pinnately compound
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Specific area
Color
Cream
Season
JunJulAug
Height
60 ~ 120 [cm]
Diameter
 ~

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