Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Artemisia scoparia Waldst. & Kitam.
Common name : Redstem Wormwood
Vernacular name : Seeta-bani, Jhau, Lasaj (Hindi)
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Dry river beds
Comments / notes : Used as a fodder for goats and a cure for pain in the ear. The smoke of twigs is considered good for burns and their infusion is given as a depurative.
Flower, Fruit : December-February
Gujarat : Sabarkantha district
Native : Eurasia
Exotic/Native : Native
World Distribution : Eurasia and Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Borneo, Cambodia, Great Britain, Jawa, Korea, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Palestine, Philippines, Sinai, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Literature : Shah G. L. (1978). Flora of Gujarat State Part 1. University Press Sardar Patel University: 369