Artemisia alba

Artemisia alba, called white mugwort, white wormwood, white artemisia, or camphor southernwood, is a species of Artemisia native to Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, Sicily, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and the Balkans.[2] Its currently unrecognized subtaxon Artemisia alba 'Canescens' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]

Artemisia alba
Artemisia alba 'Canescens'
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Artemisia
A. alba
Binomial name
Artemisia alba

Absinthium viridiflorum Besser


The following subspecies are currently accepted:[2]

  • Artemisia alba subsp. alba
  • Artemisia alba subsp. chitachensis
  • Artemisia alba subsp. glabrescens (Willk.) Vald├ęs Berm.
  • Artemisia alba subsp. kabylica (Chabert) Greuter


  1. Giorn. Italia Sci. Nat. 1(18): 144 (1764)
  2. "Artemisia alba Turra". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  3. "Artemisia alba 'Canescens' mugwort 'Canescens'". The Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
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