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Southernwood

Old Man

Compositae , Asteraceae Artemisia abrotanum L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

The plant is a shrubby perennial, 3 to 5 feet high, with green, glabrous, finely divided leaves. It is grown from seed or from cuttings. The young, aromatic leaves and shoots are sometimes used for flavoring cakes and other culinary preparations. The plant is of minor importance as food, but is more common as an ornamental.


Last update June 28, 1996 bha