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Arctic wormwood
Scientific classification
Genus:
Artemisia
Species:
senjavinensis
Synonyms
  • Ajania senjavinensis (Besser) Poljakov
  • Artemisia androsacea Seem.
  • Artemisia glomerata Hook. & Arn.
  • Artemisia semavinensis Besser

Artemisia senjavinensis, the arctic wormwood, is a rare Arctic species of plants in the sunflower family. It has been found only on the Seward Peninsula on the Alaskan side of the Bering Strait and on the Chukotka (Chukchi) Peninsula on the Russian side.

Artemisia senjavinensis is a shrub up to 90 cm (3 feet) tall, with many stems densely clumped together. Leaves are gray-green, woolly, mostly in rosettes close to the ground. There are many small yellow or tan flower heads. The species grows at low elevations near the shore.

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