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Flower – Wormwood 

Artemisia officinalis from Medicinal Plants by R.Bentley, H.Trimen, D. Blair , London 1880

Latin name – Artemisia absinthium

Emblem – Abscense

Artemisia is considered to be the bitterest of plants, and abscense, according to La Fontaine is the worst of all evils. Thus Artemisia was chosen to be an emblem of Abscence.

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