Plant

ARTEMISIA ABROTANUM

Common Name(s):Southernwood Categories:Herbs, Perennials, Poisonous Plants Description:Fragrant, herbaceous perennial; leaves silvery-green, alternate, finely divided into blunt, narrow segments with silvery hairs on both sides; flowers small, drooping, greenish-yellow Light:Sun, well-drained soil Height:4 ft. Space:18 in. Hardiness:Perennial Propagation:Stem cuttings, division Poison Part:All partsPoison Delivery Mode:IngestionSymptoms:In the form of absinthe, an outlawed beverage, it can cause forgetfulness, delirium, convulsions, and brain damageToxic Principle:A monoterpene thujone Severity:TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.Found in:Weedy in disturbed areas, naturalized in waste places in northern US; landscape as cultivated ornamentals

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