(Artemisia Abrotanum, Linn.), a woody-stemmed perennial

belonging to the Compositae and a native of southern Europe. It grows

from 2 to 4 feet tall, bears hairlike, highly aromatic leaves and heads

of small yellow flowers. The plant is often found in old-fashioned

gardens as an ornamental under the name of Old Man. In some countries

the young shoots are used for flavoring cakes and other culinary