The Far Eastern weed Artemisia verlotiorum was formerly reported from Lebanon. However, for a number of reasons this record was questionable. In 2019, the genuine presence of this species was confirmed based on macromorphology and strengthened by assessing the somatic nuclear DNA content (genome size or 2C-value) of the Lebanese populations.
VERLOOVE, FILIP; MESTERHÁZY, ATTILA; BEYROUTHY, MARC EL; and ZONNEVELD, BEN
"Genome size confirms the presence of Artemisia verlotiorum (Asteraceae) in Lebanon,"
Turkish Journal of Botany: Vol. 44:
5, Article 8.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/botany/vol44/iss5/8