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A genus of Compositae containing a few hardy species, the best known being A. Abrotanum, the Southernwood, LadsĀ­love, or Old Man, as it is variously called in different parts of the country. It grows 3 to 4 feet high and is valued for its fragrant bipinnate leaves. It is found in southern Europe.

A. tridentata is an interesting plant from the western United States. It grows from 4 to 5 feet high and has silvery tridentate leaves.