absinth sage-wort, absinth wormwood, absinthe, common wormwood, sage-wort
Etymology: Artemisia: referring to the Greek goddess Artemis who so benefited from a plant of this family that she gave it her own name
Plants: erect, perennial, 16"-40" tall forb almost shrub-like
Leaves: alternate; lower leaves on long stalks, 2-3 times pinnately-divided with rounded lobes, upper less divided and on shorter stalks; all segments
Flowers: head yellowish, 1/8" wide on dangling stalks; inflorescence large, leafy clusters of drooping heads; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: nearly cylindrical, dry seed narrow at the base and rounded at the top
Habitat: fields, disturbed sites
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Invasive And Exotic Species of North America: Descriptions, management issues, warnings, photos, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"