annual sage-wort, sweet wormwood
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, annual, 1'-10' tall, very bushy, sweet-smelling forb
Leaves: mostly hairless, not silvery, feathery
Flowers: inflorescence loose, branched, dense clusters
Fruits: top-shaped dry seed
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = FACU USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"