Artemisia absinthium is a herbaceous perennial plant with fibrous roots. It is a herb that’s prized for its distinctive aroma, herbaceous flavor, and purported health benefits. It is grown as an ornamental plant and is used as an ingredient in the spirit absinthe as well as some other alcoholic beverages. The stems are straight, growing 2-3 feet tall, grooved, branched, and silvery-green. The leaves are spirally arranged, greenish-grey above and white below. The plant can easily be cultivated in dry soil and is suitable for Zone 3-8. It should be planted under bright exposure in fertile nitrogen rich, mid-weight soil.
Other Names: Artemisia absinthium, wormwood, grand wormwood, absinthe, absinthium, absinthe wormwood, mugwort, wermout, wermud, wormit, wormod, vermouth, wermut