Chrysanthemum Weed, Common Wormwood, Felon Herb, Mugwort, St. John's Plant, Wild Wormwood
Per NYS Regulation Part 575, this species is classified as an Invasive Species, and as a NYS based business we are not able to sell these seeds regardless of where the purchaser is located. We have this item listed for reference only.
Please select the quantity desired, and we will advise availability and price as soon as possible.
Stratification: warm stratify for 30 days, cold stratify for 30 days
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist
Looking for a multipurpose herb that aids digestion, adds flavor to food, and has medicinal properties? Look no further than Artemisia vulgaris. Also known as mugwort, Chrysanthemum Weed, Felon Herb, Old Uncle Henry, Sailor's Tobacco, St. John's Plant, and Wild Wormwood, this herb has a long history of use as both a culinary and medicinal herb. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked, adding an aromatic, somewhat bitter flavor that complements fatty foods. Mugwort has also been shown to help with pain relief, fever, and as a diuretic agent. This tall, erect perennial plant with woody roots produces yellow or dark red flowers from mid-summer to early autumn. Native to Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and Alaska, it can be found in nitrogenous soils in uncultivated areas like waste places and roadsides. Mugwort has also been used as one of the flavoring agents in gruit ales, adding its unique bitter taste to fermented grain beverages. Butterflies and moths, such as Ostrinia scapulalis, also feed on the leaves and flowers of this versatile herb.