Pyrethrum

Scientific Name: 
Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium
Family Name: 
Asteraceae
Plant Description: 
A hardy, compact, flowering daisy-like plant
Plant Height: 
To 40cm
Plant Use: 
Repellent
Of Interest: 
Bugs just don't like pyrethrum…and for good reason…it paralyses them! It's not as toxic to humans and animals though as it doesn't build up in the body, which is why it can be used as a flea powder as well. It can also be used as an insecticide to protect fabric.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Flower
Compact
Climate: 
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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