Southernwood

Scientific Name: 
Artemisia abrotanum
Family Name: 
Asteraceae
Place of Origin: 
Europe
Plant Description: 
Small bushy aromatic flowering plant with fine, feathery leaves.
Plant Use: 
Beverage
Medicinal
Repellent
Dye
Of Interest: 
Repels moths and silverfish (dry the leaves and hang in your closet) and was used in the old days as an air freshener and stimulating herb. Can be used as a poultice on wounds, and used to be used internally for worm infestations. Can be made into a tea (dangerous for pregnant women as can stimulate uterine contractions), and is a good herb to grow in a chicken run/use for bedding as it can repel the parasites that bother them.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Herb
Climate: 
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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