Species: Artemisia pontica
Common names: Petite Wormwood, Small Absinthe
History/Folklore: Believed to have been brought to the Americas in the 17th century, Roman Wormwood was favored in the making of Vermouth because its taste was less bitter that A. Absinthium. Roman Wormwood is considered to be the least strong of all the Artemisia.
Appearance: Finely divided gray green leaves that are aromatic. Grows to about 10–12 inches high.
Parts Used: leaves
Collection: Harvest and dry in mid summer. Cut stems and hang to dry.
Actions: tonic, bitter.
Indications: aids in digestion.
Counterindications: Avoid during pregnancy.
Cultivation: Perennial to zone 3. Plant 2 feet apart in slightly acidic, well drained soil. Propagation is layering or cuttings.
Light: Full sun
Zones : 3-8
Plant Type: Perennial, Herb, Shrub