Common Tansy

Common Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare

tanacetum vulgare

 

Flowers

  • Yellow pincushion-like flower clusters.
  • flower clusters are 1/2″ wide

Height

  • 3′

Leaves

  • divided leaves
  • teeth on leaf margin

Classification

  • Aster Family

Blooms

July-October

Habitat

  • roadsides
  • fields
  • Poisonous

Range

  • common throughout North America

Other Notes

  • poisonous
  • used as a companion plant to deter insects
  • numerous historical medicinal uses (including to induce abortions), but many have been discredited
  • placed in coffins to keep insects from the dead

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