Aug. 21, 2019

wild wormwood, Artemisia campestris

Always figured if I could be in the right place and time, wild wormwood would be a lot more interesting than what I had seen before. Indeed it was. This was at the northwestern tip of the lower peninsula. Waugoshance Point is an interesting place to check out, with an extensive bed of limestone that was exposed by glaciers. Exposed? This time there were geese swimming in the parking lot. The Great Lakes are very high. Still, a shore walk did lead to this shot of a plants that was always just green when seen before. Wild wormwood grows in sandy and gravelly sites in AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA(E), ME(X), MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NH(T), NJ, NM, NV, NY(E), OH(T), OK, OR(E), PA(E), RI(S), SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA(E), WI, WY, in all of Canada, on GL, and in Eurasia. Wilderness State Park, Emmet Co MI, 8/11/19.