Artemisia absinthium L.
Common Name: ABSINTH, COMMON WORMWOOD, ABSINTH WORMWOOD
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

A Eurasian species, frequently established as an escape from cultivation to roadsides and adjacent fields, fencerows, yards, and disturbed sites. First collected in Kent Co. in 1884.

This is a spicy-aromatic plant, the bitter principle long in use medicinally although now generally illegal in beverages (as allegedly hallucinogenic and addictive).

Locations

Alger County
Alpena County
Branch County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Iron County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Marquette County
Menominee County
Oakland County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=232.