Artemisia nilagirica (C.B.Clarke) Pamp.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Artemisia nilagirica (C.B.Clarke) Pamp.
  • Common name : Indian Wormwood, Mugwort, Flea bane
  • Vernacular name : Nagdona , Dhavana (Hindi); Manjapatri, Urigattigge (Kannada); Damanah (Sanskrit); Karpoora-thulasi, Maasippathri, Makkippoovu, Tirunitripachcha, Velipathiri (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Comments / notes : Aromatic herb of wastelands at higher altitudes; along forest margins
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Davanagare district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Shevaroy Hills (Salem district)
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Asia, Europe
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Artemisia nilagirica. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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