Artemisia vulgaris L.
Family: Asteraceae
common wormwood, mugwort, sage-wort
Artemisia vulgaris image
Paul Drobot  
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, 1'-3' tall forb, unbranched to inflorescence; stems with white fuzz toward the top; from rhizomes
Leaves: alternate, lance-shaped, silvery, mostly undivided or with a few large teeth or lobes, not feathery leaf drawing
Flowers: head cream to green; inflorescence dense, long, spike-like clusters; blooms July-Oct.
Fruits: dry seed
Habitat: dry; prairies, disturbed sites