Mugwort, And You Thought You Had Known Everything Already

Posted by Tammy Sons on 2nd Feb 2016

Posted on Wednesday 6/9

What is Mugwort and Where is it a Problem?

It is an invasive weed growing on nitrogenous soils, like weedy and uncultivated areas, such as waster places and roadsides. It is a tall perennial plant growing 3-6 ft. With dark green, pinnate leaves possessing white hairs on the underside. The erect stem often has a red purplish tinge. The small flowers are symmetrical with many yellow or dark red petals. It flowers from July to September. A variety of species of butterflies and months feed on the leaves and flowers.