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- n. Plural form of wormwood.
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Other places that are slightly less arid support semi-desert shrub communities, comprised of wormwoods (Artemisia salsoloides, A. ordosica), beancaper (Zygophyllum xanthoxylum), and Calligonum mongolicum.
The mostly treeless steppe, where silvery wormwoods, shrubby chenopods, and stands of tall grasses once extended as far as the eye could see, began yielding to woodlands of oak, terebinth, almond, maple, and hawthorn.
Yet in some parts of these regions the vegetation is extraordinary: 'the wormwoods and thistles grow to a size unknown in the west of Europe; it is said that the thistle-bush, found where these abound, is tall enough to hide a Cossack horseman.
Peppers like it a little drier I think. dale, i found eight sweet celery plants amongst the wormwoods. planted them ... the rabbits found them .. bummer. cecile, i have tomatoes, but they are still short and not thriving.