Part of mugwort / sagebrush / 🪱 wormwood  genus Artemisia in ✽ aster / ✽ daisy / 🌻︎ sunflower  family Asteraceae.

Native to temperate Asia.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).   Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  The original source of drug Artemisinin, used to treat ⚕︎ parasitic disease malaria — very successfully, until in some places, malaria evolved resistance.  The common name wormwood apparently refers to the plant formerly being used to treat ⚕︎ human infections of parasitic 🪱 roundworm and whipworm — no, it did not work on this — quite useless.

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