Artemisia sibirica (L.) Maxim.
Chrysanthemum trinioides Hand.-Mazz.
Tanacetum sibiricum L.
Drawing of the plant
Photograph by: Flora of the USSR, Vol 26, Plate 19
Filifolium sibiricum is a herbaceous, perennial plant producing one or a tight cluster of a few srems 20 - 60cm tall from a robust, woody rootstock[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, skin contact with some members of this genus can cause dermatitis or other allergic reactions in some people[
E. Asia - Eastern Siberia, Mongolia, China, Japan, Korea.
Grasslands on mountain slopes; at elevations from 1,500 - 2,600 metres in northeastern China[
]. Stony slopes, steppes, forest glades, up to lower mountain zone in eastern Siberia[
Species in this genus are generally easily grown in a well-drained circumneutral or slightly alkaline loamy soil, preferring a warm sunny dry position. Established plants are drought tolerant[
]. Plants are longer lived, more hardy and more aromatic when they are grown in a poor dry soil[
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[
Young leaves and shoot tips - cooked[
Seed - surface sow from late winter to early summer in a greenhouse, making sure that the compost does not dry out[
]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer.
Division in spring or autumn[
Basal cuttings in late spring. Harvest the young shoots when about10 - 15cm long, pot up in a lightly shaded position in a greenhouse or cold frame and plant them out when well rooted. Very easy.