PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: MUGWORT

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Artemisia vulgaris / Asteraceae or Compositae

COMMON NAME(S): Sagewort, Common wormwood, Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood

CONDITIONS:  sun, farm fields, urban areas

 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

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sage

RAW/COOK

Spring-Fall

Leaves

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sage

RAW/COOK

Spring-Fall

Buds/Flowers

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sage

RAW/COOK

Summer-Fall

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

       

Seeds

 

 

   

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small, herb

COMMENT:  Used in stews, baked goods, and alcoholic beverages.

CAUTION: Might be poisonous in large doses. Allergic reactions. Skin contact dermatitis in some people. Probably unsafe for pregnant women as it may stimulate the uterus to contract and induce abortion. (PFAF & WebMD)

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-729/wormwood

LOOK-A-LIKES:  Epasote - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysphania_ambrosioides

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

OTHER USES: insect repellent, fragrance, tinder for fires, food for moths & butterflies (1)

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Artemisia+vulgaris
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/?s=mugwort
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_vulgaris
  4. http://www.ediblewildfood.com/mugwort.aspx