Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of George H. Bruso, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Common wormwood

Scientific name
Artemisia vulgaris
Plant Family
Plant Group
This plant has thick rhizomatous roots and aromatic leaves. The leaves have dense, silvery white hair on the undersides and are deeply divided.
Identification Hints

This plant has thick rhizomatous roots and aromatic leaves. The leaves have dense, silvery white hair on the undersides and are deeply divided.

Did You Know?

The flowers of mugwort are small and inconspicuous, clustered near the top of the plant. The pollen is very small, easily spread by wind and known to contribute to hay fever. Mugwort is often used in Chinese, Japanese and Korean cooking. It has also been used for seasoning geese in Germany.

States
AK, AL, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV