The Russian tarragon (Artemisia dracunculoides) belongs to Asteraceae (the Aster family). It is a perennial herb that is distributed to North America, northern Europe and Siberia. This herb grows in prairies, plains or dry slopes and can reach 120-150 cm in height. The stem is much branched. The leaves are lanceolate, entire and opposite. The small capitulae 2-4 mm diameter are borne and bloom yellow or greenish-yellow florets in September. The leaves are aromatic and used for tarragon vinegars, salad dressings or chicken, fish and egg dishes.