Wormwood, the Sea, or Sea Southern-wood, Artemisia maritima, L. is an indigenous perennial, growing on the sea-coasts, and flowering in the month of August. - In its wild state, the odour of this plant is similar to that of the Marian Germander (see vol. ii. p. 369) ; or of Camphor; but, when cultivated in gardens, it becomes less fragrant. Its virtues correspond with those of the Mug-wort, or Common Wormwood, though in an inferior degree.
The Sea Wormwood is frequently used as an ingredient in distilled waters : when triturated with fine sugar, it is formed into a conserve. - This marine plant is eaten by horses ; but refused by cows, goats, and sheep.