Mugwort, Artemesia vulgaris
DESCRIPTION AND CULTURE: This is an aggressive plant that spreads through underground stolons and by reseeding. It grows to about 3-5 feet tall and does well in wet or dry areas. It would be well suited to container gardening to hold it in check.
Harvest as it is coming into flower to capture it’s best qualities and to prevent it from re-seeding.
PART USED: above ground portion
FUNCTION: This common mugwort is the highly energetic plant used to assist dreaming. A very bitter herb, it is useful used to assist a healthy digestive process. Just nibble a leaf before a meal, or process as a tincture. Not a delightful tea!