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Artemisia dracunculus

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Tarragon
Categories:
Edible Plants, Herbs, Poisonous Plants
Comment:

Uses include sauces, salads, soups, omelets, meat, vegetable, and fish dishes

Description:
Fragrant, herbaceous perennial; leaves silvery-green, alternate, finely divided into blunt, narrow segments with silvery hairs on both sides; flowers small, drooping, greenish-yellow
Light:
Sun
Height:
24 in.
Space:
12 in.
Hardiness:
Perennial
Propagation:
Division or root cutting; stem cuttings are slow to root
Poison Part:
All parts
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
In the form of absinthe, an outlawed beverage, it can cause forgetfulness, delirium, convulsions, and brain damage
Toxic Principle:
A monoterpene thujone
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
Found in:
Weedy in disturbed areas, naturalized in waste places in northern US; landscape as cultivated ornamentals

NCCES plant id: 388

Artemisia dracunculus Artemisia dracunculus
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Artemisia dracunculus Artemisia dracunculus
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