"Ye field flowers! the gardens eclipse you 'tis true: Yet wildings of nature, I dote upon you, For ye waft me to summers of old, When the earth teem'd around me with fairy delight, And when daisies and buttercups gladden'd my sight, Like treasures of silver and gold."

- Thomas Campbell

About Wormwood artemesia

Artemisia is a  genus of plants containing 200 and 400 species.They are part of the   Astarceae family and some other names for these speciesinclude mugwort or wormwood. These are  herbaceous plants are famous for their chemical constituents found in their essential oils.The Artemisia species enjoys temperate climates in dry habitats. Some of the species worth mentioning which can also be found in Romania include the common mugwort , and southernwood. White hairs cover the leaves of the plants. Most of these species have strong aromas and bitter tastes.  Did you know?The name "artemisia" derives from the Greek goddess Artemis? Also the leaves are used for flavouring plenty of dishes due to their intense aroma. Absinth wormwood for instance is a great insect repellant.