Photographer: Merel R. Black
Tanacetum vulgare L.
common tansy, golden-buttons, tansy
Tanacetum: from the medieval Latin name tanazita, in turn derived from Greek athanasia, "immortality," of uncertain application to this taxa
vulgare: Latin for "common"
Restricted Invasive - Eradicate!
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 1 1/2' - 5' tall, aromatic forb|
|Flower: ||head 1/4" wide with only yellow disk flowers; inflorescence with 20-200 heads in a dense cluster; blooms Aug.-Oct.|
|Leaf:||many, mostly hairless, 4"-8" long and half as wide, dotted, 4-10 parirs of feathery, pinnate divisions|
|Habitat: ||fields, roadsides, disturbed sites|