Not Native to the Finger Lakes Region, Europe and Asia; Naturalized in Eastern N. America
Tea made from bitter leaves aids digestion and relieves tension. Caution: Uterine stimulant-avoid during pregnancy.
Source of plant
Nichols Garden Nursery, Hortus Botanicus Nikitensis
Rhizomatous perennial herb reaching 6' in height; essentially glabrous below inflorescence, aromatic;leaves mostly ovate or obovate, to 4" long, 1- to 2-pinnatifid into oblong, toothed or entire segments, dark green above, white-tomentose beneath; heads to 1/8" across in dense, leafy panicles; flowers mostlyreddish-brown.
USDA Hardiness Zone