Artemisia absinthium

Artemisia absinthium

  • Artemisia absinthium
  • Artemisia absinthium
  • Flower name
    Artemisia absinthium
  • Scientific name
    Artemisia absinthium
  • Aliasオキナヨモギ, southernwood, ラッツラブ, lad’s love, Artemisia absinthium, ニガヨモギ, ワームウッド
  • Place of originthe Mediterranean
  • Place of floweringGarden
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September

What is Artemisia absinthium

Artemisia absinthium or southernwood (Artemisia absinthium) is a subshrub of the genus Artemisia, a species of wormwood in the family Asteraceae, native to the Mediterranean. The tree is 60-120 cm tall, with branches that branch out at the base and spread horizontally.

The aroma of the leaves is similar to that of coffee tree, scientific name: Coffea arabica, or camphor from Camphor tree, (scientific name: Cinnamomum camphora), and is used as an aromatic agent. The essential oil is also used to repel insects, as mosquitoes are repelled by it.
The genus name "Artemisia" is derived from "Artemis," the Greek goddess of the moon. The species name "absinthium" is derived from the Greek word ἀβρότονον (abrótonon, wormwood).

Common name: Artemisia absinthium or southernwood, scientific name: Artemisia absinthium, aka: Artemisia wormwood, Artemisia absinthium, lad's love, native: Mediterranean, life form: subshrub, height: 60-120 cm, leaf shape: pinnate leaf shape: pinnate, inflorescence: alternate, leaf color: green, flowering season: July to September, corolla color: pale yellow, inflorescence shape: conical, corolla shape: head flower composed of tubular flowers, uses: garden plantings, aromatic, insect repellent.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    A. absinthium
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Head flower
  • Leaf type
    palisade compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typesubshrub
  • Flower colorsCream
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height60.0 ~ 120.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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