Artemisia maritima syn. Seriphidium maritimum. Sea wormwood.

Life-form & Growth Form:  

Hemicryptophyte/chamaephyte. Herbaceous perennial. Rhizomatous, rhizome far-creeping. 

Flowering period: 

July and August.


Rocky coastal habitats including sea walls, sea cliffs, shingle, waste ground and the upper, drier parts of saltmarsh.


Habitat loss through agricultural improvement of coastal habitats and coastal squeeze. The small population size and single site distribution leaves this species at great risk of regional extinction.

Distribution map:
Seriphidium maritimum syn. Artemisia maritimum
Artemisia maritimum syn. Seriphidium maritimum.

For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage