Tansy

Scientific Name: 
Tanacetum vulgare
Family Name: 
Asteraceae
Place of Origin: 
Temperate Europe and Asia
Plant Description: 
Tansy is a herbaceous plant with yellow, button-like flowers and an erect stem. The flowers are produced in clusters at the top of the plant.
Plant Height: 
0.5-1.5m
Plant Use: 
Medicinal
Repellent
Dye
Danger
Harvest Period: 
All year
Of Interest: 
Tansy has a distinct rather bitter aroma. It is toxic when eaten in large quantities by humans and animals. When left unattended Tansy can become and invasive plant. For dyes, the leaves and flowers are used for a yellow and yellow-green colour.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Herb
Flower
Climate: 
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Tropical

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