- Tanacetum vulgare is an aromatic, perennial herbaceous plant that can reach up to 5 ft. (1.5 m) in height.
- The leaves of T. vulgare are alternate and sessile or with a short-stalked. The leaves are highly divided and dotted with small glands.
- The yellow, button-like flowers develop in dense flat-topped clusters at the apex of the plant. T. vulgare flowers bloom from August to October.
- The fruits are 5-angled achenes with small glands. Each plant is capable of producing over 50,000 seeds per year.
- Ecological Threat
- T. vulgare invades disturbed areas, ditch banks and riparian areas. It is native to temperate Asia and Europe. T. vulgare can be toxic if animals or people ingest large amounts of it.
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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Invasive Listing Sources
- California Invasive Plant Council
- Colorado Noxious Weeds
- Faith Campbell, 1998
- Great Lakes Early Detection Network
- Hoffman, R. & K. Kearns, Eds. 1997. Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants. Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources, Bureau of Endangered Resources. Madison, Wisconsin. 102pp.
- Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
- John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
- Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
- Montana Noxious Weeds
- Pacific Northwest Exotic Pest Plant Council, 1998
- South Dakota Noxious Weeds
- Washington Noxious Weeds
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
- Wisconsin's Invasive Species Identification, Classification and Control Rule
- Wyoming Noxious Weeds
Other System LinksPlants: TAVU
NPDN Pest: PBFDGBA
NPDN Host: 36035
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|