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Scientific Name: Artemisia absinthium L.
Family: Asteraceae
Absinthium (Artemisia  absinthium)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 20. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 4-7

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Eurasia

Growth Habits: Perennial, 3 feet tall (90 cm), fragrant, divided, silver leaves

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Cuttings in spring, seeds, division

Was used to manufacture 'absinthe', used by poets at the beginning of the century in France. That liquor was subsequently forbidden in most of Europe, as toxic to the nervous system. It is now legal again with lower level of the alkaloid 'thujone', responsible for the nerve damage.

Blooming Habits:
Light yellow flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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