Herbs and Other Plant Species of the World's Boreal Forests

World Boreal Trees

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Artemisia stelleriana
Dusty Miller
"Beach Wormwood"

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

A tall perennial, growing to a height of 60 cm.


Dusty Miller Distinguishing Features - Leaves: pale-green; densely covered on both surfaces with fine, white woolly hairs. Flowers: yellow; in tall clusters; flowering July to late-August.


Native of the Japanese archipelago and Kamchatka; introduced to North America; local to East Coast, from Quebec to Virginia; in sandy and moist soil conditions.


The Dusty Miller's leaves are densely coated with white hairs that reflect sunlight and provide good insulation under harsh weather conditions.

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