Artemisia dracunculus L. (syn.: A. dracunculoides Pursh, A. glauca Pallas ex Willd.) (N-As., N-Am.) – A rather rare and probably mostly ephemeral escape from cultivation or garden throw-out. Many records are from the 19th century (mostly associated with gardens and often mere relics of cultivation). Occasionally seen on waste land, for instance in Brussel (1939),… In 2010, a large (ca. 15 m²) and apparently well-established population was discovered in a road verge in coastal dunes in Westende (St.-Laureins). In 2012 also seen in a road verge (talus slope) of motorway E403 near Dottignies.
Artemisia dracunculus is still sometimes cultivated as a culinary herb but much less so than it used to be formerly.