Wild Tarragon

Artemisia dracunculus

Mugwort
Photo taken in Long Valley by Allen Keeney, NHA.
Family:
Sunflower (Asteraceae; old, Compositae)
Habitat:
dry, open areas
Characteristics:
A two-four foot, narrow stem encircled with shiny leaves and tiny green flowers.
Blooms:
July, August; LV, RV, TV
Comments:
Crushed leaves are aromatic; used medicinally for colds, fever and headache; juices applies to poison oak rashes.
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