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Tanacetum vulgare

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) Other common names: Common Tansy

Other scientific names: Chrysanthemum tanacetum, Chrysanthemum vulgare

French names: Tanaisie vulgaire

Family: Composite Family (Asteraceae)

Flowers: Summer;  Yellow;  Indistinguishable parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 426   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: vulgare: common (Latin)

Photographs: 36 photographs available, of which 8 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Tansy flowers. The actual flowers are tiny - what you see here is a group of flower heads.

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Tansy flower heads fully open.

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Tansy plant.

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Tansy leaves.

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Individual Tansy leaf.

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Underside of leaf.

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Tansy in a colourful late summer field (August).

Range map for Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)