Wormwood, Artemesia absinthum
DESCRIPTION AND CULTURE: This hardy perennial with silver gray foliage grows to about 3 feet tall and makes a beautiful and aromatic background to a perennial border. It is not picky in it’s requirements and can take poor or rich soils. It does not spread like other artemisias, and will re-seed but not aggressively. If you cut it back, when the small yellow flowers appear in mid summer, it will not re-seed at all.
PART USED: above ground portion
FUNCTION: This is the herb used in the famous Absinthe alcoholic beverage. It is very bitter, so useful to assist a healthy digestive process. It is a good base herb to create your own digestive bitters.