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  MugwortTypical places where you can find the mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) in Central Europe are waysides or meadows It also grows close to brooks or river banks, on wasteland and on dry slopes. This plant species flowers from July to September. Half-ripe seeds can be harvested from August to September or October. Ripe seeds of this up to 1,5 meters tall plant can be fpimd from August/September to November.

After a short familiarization most budgies and other birds like to eat mugwort seeds. The seeds contain essential oils which can be used as a drug against infections with gut worms, some people say.

By the way: Mugwort is also an important ingredient of many dishes here in Europe, so this plant is beneficial for humans and pet birds as well. 


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