A family of aromatic herbaceous herbs well known & common in the British Isles, the most famous of which is Wormwood, valued for centuries by its inclusion in beers & spirits as a 'mind restorative', the most familiar of which is absinthe. They are equally useful in their role as an insectiside & ability to grow in harsh environments. The strong aromatic oils deter most herbivours & pests. These oils cause fast burning of the plant, thereby not damaging roots, recovery is quick. The white hairs on the leaves help to retain moisture, and reflects sunlight. There is a wealth of information on the two most common species, Mugwort & Wormwood, their uses wide and varied. Other species are less well known & somewhat rare, and I have tried here to gather as much information on them as possible.
Tracheobionta (Vascular plants)
Spermatophyta (Seed plants)
Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Asteraceae (Aster family)
A. vulgaris, A. verlotiorum, A. stellerana,
A. norvegica, A. absinthium, A. maritima,
A. abrotanum, A. biennis, A. pontica.
A. campestris, A. scoparia.