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common tansy
Tanacetum vulgare L.

Overview

Appearance
Tanacetum vulgare is an aromatic, perennial herbaceous plant that can reach up to 5 ft. (1.5 m) in height.
Foliage
The leaves of T. vulgare are alternate and sessile or with a short-stalked. The leaves are highly divided and dotted with small glands.
Flowers
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.
Fruit
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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Maps


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

EDDMapS Distribution

State Regulated List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their regulated list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

State Regulated List

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Tanacetum

Other System Links

Plants: TAVU
Bayer: CHYVU
GRIN: 80037
ITIS: 36328
NPDN Pest: PBFDGBA
NPDN Host: 36035

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
garden tansy, tansy

Categories

Category: Forbs/Herbs