Absinth Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium L.)


(Artemisia absinthium L.)


GROWTH HABIT:  Erect, perennial, to 4 feet tall.

LEAVES:  1 to 3 inches long, deeply dissected, covered with fine hair, a gray or silver color.

STEMS:  Erect, covered with fine hairs.

FLOWERS:  Small, yellow, in panicles toward top of plant.

ROOTS:  Large, woody taproot.

SEEDS:  Formed in late summer and fall.

OTHER:  Strong medicinal odor, European origin.