Tarragon, or Artemisia dra-cunculus, L. is a hardy exotic plant, growing in France, as well as in the warmer climates of Europe; and which is cultivated in Britain for culinary uses. It may be propagated by parting the roots, which will flourish in any garden soil; the herb flowering in July, and producing ripe seeds in autumn.

Tarragon is a hot, bitter vegetable, and is frequently eaten With lettuces, or other cold salad-herbs; though it is occasionally used as an ingredient in soups. - Its seeds are very pungent, and may be advantageously substituted for the more costly spices obtained from the Indies.