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Object ID: 2013.090.017
Habitat: North America
Description: Southernwood is from the family Compositae. It is native to Europe and is also known as Lad's Love. The scientific name for southernwood is Artemisia abrotanum. It has a stong camphor—like smell and traditionally was used as an air freshener. Dried leaves and branches were used as a repellant for moths and insects and were commonly hung in closets. The plant can produce a yellow dye and was also used as a tea and a culinary herb. No notes were found on the original card from Elizabeth Windsong.
Dimensions: H—12.7 W—20.32 cm
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)
Phylum: Anthophyta (Flowering Plants)
Collector: Windsong, Elizabeth
Identified by: Windsong, Elizabeth
Preparator: Grieshaber, Addis
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