Apparently mugwort is a very useful plant to have around; among other things, it gives you craaaazy dreams. We learned this the other day at a medicinal herbs workshop where we also learned to make a jewelweed salve for skin irritation (which will be my secret weapon for the inevitable Summer Of Bug-Bitten Gross Limbs.) Anyway, N. found a bunch of mugwort near our place and it’s drying in the basement now. Learning about the useful/interesting plants that are already growing around us ready for the taking is going to be amazing, I think.
Edited to add: Turns out our backyard is full of chicory! Who knew.