Mugwort is a species of herbaceous or shrubby plant in the Asteraceae family. It grows throughout Europe, Western and Central Asia, and North Africa. The plant has also taken root in North America. It is widely used in medicine and cooking.
Mugwort is a perennial, branching, usually cone-shaped plant. Its height can reach up to 8 feet (2.5 meters), but it usually grows about half as high. The stem is leafy, straight, and brownish with a purple shade. The rhizome is creeping and thickened in the upper part. The leaves are soft. They are naked on top and green in color. The lower part of the leaves is densely fluffy, which makes them appear white-silver. The flowers are small and can be yellow or brownish, collected in loose panicle-shaped inflorescences. Seed fruits ripen from July to October.