Artemisia anomala is a herbaceous, perennial plant growing from 80 - 150cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Although we have seen no specific reports for this species, many members of this genus contain potentially allergenic sesquiterpene lactones that can cause skin reactions[
E. Asia - southern and eastern China.
Forest margins, roadsides, canyons, river banks, shrublands and slopes; at elevations from 200 - 1,200 metres[
Artemisia anomala is found at elevations up to 1,200 metres in areas of southern and eastern China where the hardiness zones range from 8 - 10. It should experience at least moderate frosts.
Species in this genus are generally easily grown, succeeding in a well-drained circumneutral or slightly alkaline loamy soil, preferring a sunny position[
]. They tend to be longer lived, more hardy and more aromatic when they are grown in a poor dry soil[
The plant is used externally in the treatment of burns and inflamed skin[
The plant is used for making antiinflammatory and antitoxin drugs[
Seed - surface sow from late winter to early summer in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates within 2 - 26 weeks at 15°c[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots. They can be planted out in the summer, or kept in pots in a cold frame for the winter and then planted out in the spring.
Division in spring or autumn.