- Flower nameArtemisia absinthium
- Scientific nameArtemisia 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.