Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) A most unique, aromatic and semi-woody plant, often found in pastures, abandoned roadways, concrete pads and well anchored between the sidewalk of your flower beds. Wormwood aka Absinthe, is a very bitter tasting plant and will cause milk to have an off-taste if cattle graze on it, however, they usually avoid it. It has naturalized throughout North America and is widely garnered as an attractive ornamental with its silvery-grey leaves. Wormwood also has medicinal qualities as it was traditionally sold as a bitter tonic, used to expel worms, treat depression and liver disease. A very hardy plant that is worthy of planting in your landscape with proper containment.