The genus Artemisia contains about 300 species of plants including evergreen and deciduous shrubs, perennials and annuals. It is in the daisy, family, but there aren`t many showy flowers. Artemisia plants are grown for their filagree-like leaves.
Mugwort is a tall herbaceous perennial belonging to the Asterceae (Compositae) or daisy family. It can grow up to 1.5 meters and is supported by a strong woody root system. The dark grey-green leaves are pinnate, lobed, and 5-20 cm long. They have a silvery grey to white fuzz on the underside, with erect stems showing a purple tinge to them. The flowers appear in summer and are small and radially symmetrical, with many red to yellow flowers held in panicles or groups off the same stem. Invasive in North America.