Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Balsamita major Desf. image
Photographer: Mark A. Wetter           
Family Asteraceae
Balsamita major Desf.
costmary, mint-geranium
Balsamita: balsam like
major: larger, greater (see minor)
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-9' tall, fragrant, coarse forb
Flower: head 1/4" wide with yellow disk and no rays; inflorescence of many heads in flat to round-topped clusters; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Leaf:when young, covered with silvery hairs, later smooth, edges with rounded teeth
Habitat: roadside, disturbed areas

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Flora of North America (off site)
Balsamita major Desf. var. tanacetoides (Boiss.) Moldenke
Chrysanthemum balsamita (L.) Baill., non L.
Chrysanthemum balsamita L. f. tanacetoides (Boiss.) B.Boivin
Chrysanthemum balsamita L. var. tanacetoides Boiss.
Pyrethrum balsamita (L.) Willd. var. tanacetoides Boiss.
Pyrethrum majus (Desf.) Tzvelev
Tanacetum balsamita L.

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