Aromatic Culinary Herb Called the Tarragon

By Crooked Bear Creek Organics

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs


Artemisia dracunculus

Also, Known As:

  • Dragon’s Mugwort
  • Estragon
  • French Tarragon
  • German Tarragon
  • Tarragon
  • True Tarragon

Tarragon is a green perennial shrub that is smooth and lacking in hairs and bristles. The shrub is native to the sunny and dry regions of the northern hemisphere, especially the United States, Asia, and Siberia. The plant derives its English name from the French estrange denoting ‘little dragon’. People in Europe grow this shrub commercially for it perfumed leaves that pass on a licorice-anise essence to salads, sauces, and foods prepared with vinegar. Normally, the tarragon plant, having slender stalks, grows up to a height of two feet and bears glossy green, elongated and slender leaves that are undivided. This shrub is intimately related to wormwood. Tarragon has fibrous roots that are long and extend to all areas where they are grown by means of runners. The shrub bears small flowers that are…

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