This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Artemisia, Wormwood, absinth, mugwort
- Edible Plants, Herbs, Poisonous Plants
Uses include wreaths and other crafts; aromatic foliage; this plant is resistant to damage by deer
- Fragrant, herbaceous perennial; leaves silvery-green, alternate, finely divided into blunt, narrow segments with silvery hairs on both sides; flowers small, drooping, greenish-yellow
- Sun, partial shade
- 2-3 ft.
- 24 in.
- Coastal Plain
- Poison Part:
- All parts
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- In the form of absinthe, an outlawed beverage, it can cause forgetfulness, delirium, convulsions, and brain damage
- Toxic Principle:
- A monoterpene thujone
- 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: 389