Europe; Naturalized in Northeastern USA and Adjacent Canada
Hippocrates and other ancient Greek physicians used it to treat cerebral disorders and as an anitidote to poison. It was also added to wine to reduce intoxication.
Source of plant
Ridge House Gardens, Well-Sweep Herb Farm, Baker's Acres
Coarse perennial herb reaching 4' in height; aromatic; stems erect, silky-hairy. Leaves orbicular-ovate inoutline, 2- to 3-pinnatifid into oblong segments, silvery-silky. Flowers heads 1/8" across, nodding, many in leafy panicles, receptacle with many long hairs.
USDA Hardiness Zone
fragrance, medicinal/pharmaceutical, other ethnobotanical uses