Aleutian Wormwood

Artemisia aleutica

Aleutian Wormwood

  • Latin: Artemisia aleutica
  • Description

    Aleutian Wormwood is a perennial plant native to Alaska. Endemic to Kiska and Rat Islands of the western Aleutian Islands. It's found in windswept, gravelly fell fields, from 700 to at least 1,200 ft. elevation, and occurs as scattered, white, often sterile rosettes on seemingly barren patches between heath vegetation. It has small, basal rosettes from simple or branched woody caudex and is rarely seen in flower.

    Aleutian Wormwood is unique to the environment and not likely to be confused with other vegetation.

  • Habitat & Range
    Alaska Range Map
    Habitat of Aleutian Wormwood in Alaska