The official Herb of the Year for 2014 is Artemisia, which encompasses a large and diverse family of plants. Probably the best-known Artemisia relative is French Tarragon, which a decade ago was on the list of the top 10 most-purchased plants in the U.S. (It has fallen off the top ten list, replaced a few yeas back in popularity and sales, by cilantro; to read more about the Top Ten Most Popular Herbs, from my nationwide survey, read my book by that title, click here for info).
|French Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus 'Sativa')|
|Leaves of the absinthe plant.|
|Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris).|
To learn more about the Herb of the Year, visit the International Herb Association's website, click here.