Scientific name: artemisia absinthium
Wormwood is a perennial shrub that grows to about 1 metre high. It has silvery grey leaves and small yellow flowers. It is native to parts of Asia and Africa. It grows well in drier climates and will tolerate poor soil. It is very easy to grow from hardened cuttings. Wormwood is an ingredient in the drink absinthe and is used to flavor some other drinks and some dishes.