Scientific Name - Artemisa vulgaris L.
Family - Compositae
Creeping perennial from long rhizomes. Stems hairy, round in cross section. Leaves alternate, dissected, each segment linear to elliptic in shape. Upper leaf surface dark green, smooth to slightly hairy; lower leaf surface whitish to grayish, densely woolly. Reproduces by rhizomes, not believed to produce viable seed. Vegetatively resembles and has same characteristic odor of the garden chrysanthemum. Found in the eastern half of the United States, west to Texas. Occurs also in the West Indies, Canada, Europe, Asia and Hawaii.