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Taxon: Artemisia dracunculus L.

Genus: Artemisia
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Asteroideae tribe: Anthemideae subtribe: Artemisiinae
Nomen number: 4282
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:849. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 20-Jun-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 20-Jun-2008
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • French tarragon   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – English
  • Russian tarragon   (Source: Tarragon ) – English
  • silky wormwood   (Source: F GPlains ) – English
  • tarragon   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • wild tarragon   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • dragon   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • estragon   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Estragon   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • taragon   (Source: Pl Names ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • estragão   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • polyn estragon   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • dragoncillo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • estragón   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • dragon   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Western Asia: Afghanistan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Buryatia, Chita, Gorno-Altay, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Tuva, Tyumen [s.], Yakutia-Sakha
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    China: China [n.]
    Indian Subcontinent: India - Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir [n.w.]; Pakistan
    East Europe: Belarus; Russian Federation - European part [s.]; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri [n.], Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas [n. & w.]
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California, Nevada, Utah
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte, Chihuahua [n.], Coahuila, Sonora, Zacatecas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Veracruz

    Caucasus: Armenia
    Northern Europe: Norway; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Moldova
    Southeastern Europe: Italy; Romania; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France

    Middle Europe: Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Slovakia
    East Europe: Estonia; Latvia

  • widely cultivated




Check other web resources for Artemisia dracunculus L.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (25 November 2015)

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