Absinthe Ingredients "Herbs"
Below is a list of common herbs that can be found in absinthe. Many experts will agree that common wormwood and anise are the primary ingrediants of absinthe.
Note: All of these plants are available through websites or nurseries.

They can be cultivated in climates that are similar to that found near the Mediterranean.

Common
Wormwood
Latin: Artemisia absinthium - It is a member of the daisey family Compositae (Asteraceae).

Use: Source of thujone, absinthe bitterness, produces the green color common in most absinthe.

This herb is easily obtainable at local nurseries and very easy to grow as an ornamental. American sage is a close relative of "common wormwood".

Star Anise
Latin: Illicuim verum (also Illicuim floridanum and several other species) - It is a member of the magnolia family, Magnoiliaceae (also Illiaceae).

Use: Counters absinthe bitterness, enhanses the louche.

The plant is highly ornamental perennial and has showy white flowers that become the ornamental seed pod.

Anise Seed
Latin: Illicuim verum (also Illicuim floridanum and several other species), for more info see "Star anise".

Use: Counters absinthe bitterness.

Fennel Seed
Latin: Foeniculum vulgare - It is a member of the Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) family (parsley family).

Use: Counters absinthe bitterness.

The plant thrives in Mediterranean climates and the flowers are similar to those of the carrot, a flat "umbel".

Angelica
Latin: Angelica archangelica (or A. litoralis) It is a member of the Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) family (parsley family).

Use: Counters absinthe bitterness.

It is found from the lands as far north as Finland and extends beyond the Mediterranean.

Hyssop
Latin: Hyssopus officinalis - It is a member of the Lamiaceae (Mint) family.

Use: Adds freshness, and produces the green color common in most absinthe.

As with most members of the Mint family hyssop is very aromatic and is easily grown in the garden.

Licorice
Latin: Glycyrrhiza glabra - It is a member of the Fabaceae (bean) family.

Use: Counters absinthe bitterness.

It is grown extensively in Russia, Spain, Iran and India. It is one of the most widely consumed herb in the world.

PepperMint
Latin: Mentha x piperita - It is a member of the Lamiaceae (Mint) family.

Use: Adds minty freshness, and produces a vibrant green color.

Very easy groundcover to cultivate in fact can become quite invasive in the garden if left alone.

Coriander
Latin: Coriandrum sativum - It is a member of the Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) family (parsley family).

Use: Counters absinthe bitterness.

The plant has been grown as a carrot-like perrenial.

Lemon Balm
Latin: Melissa officinalis - It is a member of the Lamiaceae (Mint) family

Use: Used to add a lemon/citrus flavor.

Easy to grow as an ornamental ground cover.

Dittany
Latin: Origanum dictamnus - It is a member of the Lamiaceae (Mint) family

Use: Counters absinthe bitterness.

Easy to grow, the same genus as oregano.

Juniper
Latin: Any of several species in the genus Juniperus. A gymnosperm (coniferous, or "cone bearing" plants).

Use: Counters absinthe bitterness.

A very hardy hardwood perennial evergreen found in Mediteranian climates.