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Artemisia abrotanum

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

Uses include teas, sachets, and potpourris

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, well-drained soil
Height:
4 ft.
Space:
18 in.
Hardiness:
Perennial
Propagation:
Stem cuttings, division
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
Tags:
sun, summer, perennial, poiisonous, yellow, herb, fragrant

NCCES plant id: 390

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