foliage of the strongly aromatic wormwood is more showy than the
flowers. It is a leafly plant, two to three feet tall, the leaves
cut into pointed segments and silky on both sides. The composite
flower-heads, in silky, drooping racemes, are inconspicuous. This
is a much less common plant than the mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris),
whose leaves are dark green above and whitish beneath. Both plants
flower in the late summer.