Maui wormwood

Artemisia mauiensis

  • Maui wormwood
  • Maui wormwood
  • Flower name
    Maui wormwood
  • Scientific name
    Artemisia mauiensis
  • AliasArtemisia mauiensis, Wormwood, アルテミシア・マウイエンシス, Maui wormwood, ワームウッド
  • Place of originThe island of Maui (Hawaii)
  • Place of floweringSpecific area
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August

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.


  • Eye
    Asterales
  • Family
    Asteraceae
  • Genus
    Artemisia
  • Species
    A. mauiensis
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Head flower
  • Leaf type
    Pinnate compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeperennial clumping grass
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height60.0 ~ 120.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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