Named after the Greek goddess, Artemis. A very upright plant with strong, red-purplish stems, grooved. It spreads mainly through its extensive rhizome system rather than relying on seed dispersal.
Grows in weedy, uncultivated areas, waste places and roadsides.
The flowers grow in dense panicles, brownish-yellow in colour.
Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Deeply lobed almost to midrib, dark green, white, downy beneath.
Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit, egg-shaped, yellowish, 2 mm long.
Flowering tops: pain relief. It has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks and was associated with problems of childbirth, menstruation and regulating the menstrual cycle.