Common Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare

Summary 4

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) is a perennial, herbaceous flowering plant of the aster family, native to temperate Europe and Asia. It has been introduced to other parts of the world including North America, and in some areas has become invasive. It is also known as common tansy, bitter buttons, cow bitter, or golden buttons.

How to recognize it? 5

Purplish red stems. Yellow button-like flowers in dense flat topped clusters. Dark green fern-like leaves, aromatic. Grow to 1.5 m (4.9 ft)

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