Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Artemisia absinthium L. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kurt Stüber

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

from USDA Plants Website
Family Asteraceae
Artemisia absinthium L.
absinth sage-wort, absinth wormwood, absinthe, common wormwood, sage-wort
Artemisia: referring to the Greek goddess Artemis who so benefited from a plant of this family that she gave it her own name
absinthium: absinthe, old Greek generic name absinthion
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: erect, perennial, 16"-40" tall forb almost shrub-like
Flower: head yellowish, 1/8" wide on dangling stalks; inflorescence large, leafy clusters of drooping heads; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:nearly cylindrical, dry seed narrow at the base and rounded at the top
Leaf:alternate; lower leaves on long stalks, 2-3 times pinnately-divided with rounded lobes, upper less divided and on shorter stalks; all segments
Habitat: fields, disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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