A silky hardy perennial with divided leaves and arching sprays of small yellow flower-heads, having an aromatic and somewhat bitter properties. It is best grown in rather poor soil, and in warm places. It may be raised from seeds and also by division in spring, or from cuttings. The shoots and leaves are used for various purposes, including vermifuges, tonics, stomachics, and in the production of absinth (fig. 518).

Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium).

Fig. 618. - Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium).