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Artemisia dracunculus
(tarragon)

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Artemisia dracunculus (tarragon)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 February 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Artemisia dracunculus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • tarragon
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Essential oils
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Traditional/folklore

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Plant parts of tarragon (A. dracunculus). Line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) habit, flowering stem; (B) lobed basal leaves; (C) flower head; (D) female floret; (E) male floret.
TitleLine drawing of plant parts
CaptionPlant parts of tarragon (A. dracunculus). Line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) habit, flowering stem; (B) lobed basal leaves; (C) flower head; (D) female floret; (E) male floret.
CopyrightPROSEA Foundation
Plant parts of tarragon (A. dracunculus). Line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) habit, flowering stem; (B) lobed basal leaves; (C) flower head; (D) female floret; (E) male floret.
Line drawing of plant partsPlant parts of tarragon (A. dracunculus). Line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) habit, flowering stem; (B) lobed basal leaves; (C) flower head; (D) female floret; (E) male floret.PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Artemisia dracunculus L.

Preferred Common Name

  • tarragon

Other Scientific Names

  • Artemisia dracunculoides Pursh
  • Artemisia glauca
  • Artemisia inodora Willd. (1809)
  • Artemisia redowskyi Ledeb. (1815)
  • Oligosporus condimentarius Cass. (1826)

International Common Names

  • English: dragon mugwort; estragon; false tarragon sagewort
  • Spanish: dragoncilla; estragon
  • French: dragon; estragon

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Estragon
  • Italy: dragone; estragone

EPPO code

  • ARTDR (Artemisia dracunculus)
  • ARTGL (Artemisia glauca)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Asterales
  •                         Family: Asteraceae
  •                             Genus: Artemisia
  •                                 Species: Artemisia dracunculus

Uses List

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Human food and beverage

  • Spices and culinary herbs

Materials

  • Essential oils

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore