What could this be?

garystpaul(4)July 18, 2014

I saw this today at a local garden whose owner didn't plant it, thought it might have come from a dropped seed or whatever. It's a handsome plant, close to 6' high; leaves exude a distinctive scent when crushed. Given the silver-gray foliage, looks like it might be some sort of artemisia. Can anyone identify it?

Many thanks,
Gary

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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)
    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 4:45PM
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garystpaul(4)

Thank you. It could be, though many of the sources on artemisia absinthium that I just checked suggest a shorter, bushier plant.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 5:19PM
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garystpaul(4)

The foliage on this plant is quite feathery with a pleasant feel to it, not like, e.g., artemisia vulgaris, another one I looked at. If not artemisia, then what?

Gary

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 9:54AM
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Olychick

look at Artemisia abrotanum

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 10:09AM
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garystpaul(4)

Hi, folks. Still not sure we've nailed this one. Any other suggestions? Many thanks,
Gary

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 4:28PM
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esh_ga

Is it close to flowering yet?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 4:38PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

if they are struggling to ID.. you might consider a better pic ... including a leaf.. and group of leaves;. and of course.. when it flowers.. such

ken

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 5:01PM
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garystpaul(4)

It must be close to flowering; that would be a help. Unfortunately, I'm quite a distance from the garden i found it in. Maybe the owner can send me a pic when it's in bloom. It really is quite a handsome plant, even when not in bloom.

Gary

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 6:36PM
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garystpaul(4)

The owner just sent me a photo of the plant in flower. Does this get us closer to an identification?

Many thanks for your help.

Gary

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 11:43AM
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catt_2006(3a)

Looks like sweet wormwood to me

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 1:14PM
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