Artemisia Genus herbs or sub-shrubs, they are Annuals, biennials, or perennials. Usually aromatic.
Leaves alternate, mostly pinnately divided to finely dissected.
Flowers very small in small heads. All disk flowers; the outer (involucral) bracts of the heads mostly papery, thin, overlapping, in at least 2 rows .
Fruit dry, very small achenes without appendages. (plumes, teeth, etc.).