Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), also commonly called wormwood in the USA, is a member of the Asteroideae family. The long, woody stock and roots allow it to grow to a sturdy 7 feet tall, often rooting itself along roadsides and other nitrogenous rich soils.
When flowered, complete mugwort plants can commonly be seen used for decorative purposes. The dried flowers emanate a mild herbal scent and are used as drink flavorings, or brewed into tea. It’s common to see mugwort used in Japanese and Korean cuisine. It has also been known to be used in place of hops during the brewing of beer.