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steel wool plant | artemisia armeniaca

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Posted by EDITOR 2 Mar 2010 - 8:37:00 AM

I came across this again in Melbourne having just first seen it like a knot of steel wool in the garden of a large property outside Cowra recently. Recognisable as a wormwood, but which? The owner didn't know. I take one sighting as a coincidence and two as a trend but there's not much information out there on what turns out to be Artemisia armeniaca. Not in English. A Spanish reference says it's an alpine from the Caucasus and surrounds with one small population in Spain. It was looking a bit patchy in a dry, airy, well-drained location under Melbourne's non-alpine conditions but my memory is that it was doing better in Cowra.

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