Tanacetum vulgare L.

Common Tansy, Golden Buttons, Tansy

Family: Compositae

Genus: Tanacetum

Category: Perennial

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: 3 to 4' tall and 2 to 3' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Aromatic leaves. Daisy-like yellow flowers. Spreading root system and prolific seed production - can be a nuisance.



Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 844 in 1753.

Native to temperate Asia and Europe.

Used for medicinal purposes.

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