Artemisia annua is a member of the Asteraceae, the largest family of flowering plants, which comprises more than 23 000 species, including many with considerable medicinal, ornamental, and economic importance. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), A. annua is traditionally used to treat fever.

Scientific classitication

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Artemisia

Common Name

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Shen, Q., Zhang, L., Liao, Z., Wang, S., Yan, T., Shi, P., ... & Lv, Z. (2018). The genome of Artemisia annua provides insight into the evolution of Asteraceae family and artemisinin biosynthesis. Molecular plant, 11(6), 776-788.