Artemisia biennis Willd.
Family: Asteraceae
biennial sage-wort, biennial wormwood
Artemisia biennis image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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/biennial, 1'-10' tall, hairless, smooth, mostly odorless forb
Leaves: alternate, not silvery, mostly hairless, feathery, cut almost to the mid-rib, lobes toothed leaf drawing
Flowers: head greenish, 1/8" wide, almost stalkless; inflorescence dense, spike-like clusters; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Fruits: elliptical, dry seed
Habitat: disturbed sites, streambanks; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized