Wormwood may refer to:


  • Several plants of the genus Artemisia:
  • Artemisia abrotanum, southern wormwood
  • Artemisia absinthium, common wormwood, grande wormwood or absinthe wormwood
  • Artemisia annua, sweet wormwood or annual wormwood
  • Artemisia herba-alba, white wormwood, the wormwood of the Bible
  • Artemisia pontica, Roman wormwood
  • Artemisia vulgaris, mugwort
  • Ambrosia artemisiifolia, Roman wormwood
  • Senna artemisioides, Wormwood senna


  • Wormwood Scrubs, an open space in the Hammersmith area of West London
  • HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs, a prison in West London
  • Wormwood Street, in the City of London
  • Wormwood Forest, former name of the Red Forest in Ukraine, surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant within the Exclusion Zone

    Arts and entertainment

    Fictional entities

  • Wormwood, a character in C. S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters
  • Matilda Wormwood, the title character of the children's novel Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Miss Wormwood, a minor character in Calvin and Hobbes
  • Mrs Wormwood, a character in the first episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures, Invasion of the Bane, who reappeared in Enemy of the Bane
  • Wormwood, a playable character in Don't Starves Hamlet DLC
  • Wormwood Deathship, described in the Abarat books by Clive Barker

    Film and television

  • Wormwood (TV series), a 2007 Canadian and Australian children's television program
  • Wormwood (miniseries), a 2017 docudrama directed by Errol Morris


  • Wormwood (short story collection), a book of short horror stories by Poppy Z. Brite
  • Wormwood (Taylor novel), a 2004 fantasy novel by Graham Taylor
  • Wormwood, a collection of science fiction stories by Terry Dowling
  • Wormwood: A Drama of Paris, an 1890 novel by Marie Corelli


  • Wormwood (magazine), a magazine of literature and literary criticism
  • Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, a comic book series by Ben Templesmith
  • Wormwood Review, a literary magazine published from 1959 to 1999
  • Chronicles of Wormwood, a comic book miniseries by Garth Ennis from Avatar Press


  • Wormwood, a side-project band featuring two members of Doomriders
  • Wormwood (Marduk album), 2009
  • Wormwood (Moe album), 2003
  • Wormwood (The Acacia Strain album), 2010
  • Wormwood: Curious Stories from the Bible, a 1998 album by The Residents
  • Wormwood Live, a 1999 live album by the Residents

    Other uses

  • Wormwood (Bible), also called Apsinthos in the Book of Revelation, a star that falls upon Earth and poisons a third part of the waters