Asteraceae
Artemisia absinthium

Wormwood

Stems in erect clusters, branched. Leaves gray with silky hairs, pungent-smelling, lacy in appearance, widely oval, pinnately divided to midvein into wide lobes, divided again or toothed. Inflorescence consists of a large pyramid of leaves and stalks holding many nodding flower heads, each dull yellow-green head with 30–50 small disk flowers. Grows in open dry places. Foliage scent repels insects.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--48 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe, Meadow, Disturbed
  • Found In: Wallowas, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: No