Mugwort flowers from August until September with reddish brown or yellow flowers. The flowers are rather small and stand in long narrow clusters at the top of the stem. The stem is vague purple to red. The leaves are feathery and deeply cut into. The top is dark green. The underside is white felt-like and hairy.
The herb is to be found on fallow grounds and near roads, train banks and fields.
Mugwort is a quite hairy, remaining and fragrant plant. The plant becomes approximately 1 meter high.