Also called mugwort (although so are several other species of this mugwort / sagebrush / 🪱 wormwood  genus Artemisia ), felon herb, chrysanthemum weed, wild wormwood, old Uncle Henry, sailor's tobacco, naughty man, old man and St John's plant (not to be confused with St John's wort  genus Hypericum ).

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

Native to northern Africa, 🇪🇺 Europe, Asia and Alaska.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).   Invasive > 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 Canada+USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > Michigan

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  A source of the 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.

Sister-species on No-Planting List by Seneca Nation of Indians SNI.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 60)

Learn more about 🪱 wormwood, or common mugwort Artemisia vulgaris

Overlooked Infiltrator of Meadow Habitats (Connecticut)  Adobe Acrobat Reader file Factsheet (Connecticut)  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

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