Wormwood is also the name of a plant used in absinthe, a particularly potent form of alcohol which has been outlawed in many countries.
Wormwood in "Ils ne passeront pas"Edit
At the Battle of Verdun, the third trumpet did sound, and Wormwood descended. However, French Army non-coms Pierre Barres and Jacques Fonsagrive thought that the star was a parachute flare. The scent of the plant wormwood pervaded the area, leading Barres to believe that the German Army was experimenting with a new poison gas weapon.