Learn what wormwood is where it comes from.
©Shutterstock, 2010 An example of the plant, wormwood.
Artemisia absinthium, known as wormwood, is a hardy, spreading and fragrant perennial, two to four feet (61-122 centimeters) tall.
It is native to Europe but widely naturalized in North America. The liqueur absinthe is flavored from this plant. Absinthe was formerly used as a bitter tonic.
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