Artemisia campestris
Family: Asteraceae
field sage-wort, wild wormwood, wormwood
Artemisia campestris image
Christopher Noll  
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, biennial/perennial, 8"-32" tall, slightly scented forb; taprooted
Leaves: alternate, feathery-divided into linear segments, both sides of similar color, lower leaves crowded,leaf drawing
Flowers: head yellow, up to 1/5" wide; inflorescence small, spike-like to large, open branched clusters; blooms July-Oct.
Fruits: mostly cylindrical, dry seed
Habitat: dry; prairies, woods, beaches; in sandy soil