satsuma77
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Can you identify my mystery plant?

I believe it's a spice because of its smell but maybe it's just a "weed"

Thank you for your help!
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Re: Can you identify my mystery plant?

I believe it is some variety of artemisia, like mugwort or wormwood. Artemisia is potently aromatic. It is a larval host for several butterflies. Wormwood is the flavoring in absinthe and was originally the flavoring in vermouth (the name vermouth comes from the German for wormwood).
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Re: Can you identify my mystery plant?

Thank you! Well, I'll leave it for the butterflies if I have enough room, otherwise this poor plant will be pulled.

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Re: Can you identify my mystery plant?

The flowers when it blooms are not especially pretty.

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But due to its silvery foliage color, it is often used ornamentally to contrast with darker leaved plants.
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