Preparing for September

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  1. This looks like an artemisia.
    We have something similar in CA: silvery plant with thin, soft needles and very aromatic once touched. Once somebody said it was cowboy’s perfume/deodorant. I haven’t fully identified it but I call it silver sagebrush. I think I made a smudge bundle out of it once but what I’d really like to do is an infused oil. I bet it has relaxing and antibacterial properties, maybe it is warming and gets energy/circulation moving like mugwort?!
    Those were my 2 cents…Wild tarragon comes to mind too after zooming on the picture.

    1. Thank you for that, I really didn’t think we had the climate for it, I mean… We’re not just dry, we’re DRY. We didn’t have this last year, but this time we’re surrounded by it.

      Both of you were dead-on; it’s wormwood, after drying that piece and lighting the tips of the leaves the scent rang true. It isn’t like any wormwood I’ve seen, but hey, live and learn.

      Thank you again for the lead – I didn’t know what it was because well, the wormwood I’m used to seeing didn’t look like this, maybe due to the proximity to the highway, it like many other plants just drifted in. And now it’s taken over my yard. And my neighbor’s yard. And the highway ditches.

      1. Well, there are a ton of artemisia varieties, and they are all a little different….

        But if it’s taking over everything, it’s just like the others! 🙂

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