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Tanacetum vulgare

Phonetic Spelling
tan-ah-SAY-tum vul-GAR-ay
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
This plant is an invasive species in North Carolina
Description

Invasive perennial herb, classified as a noxious weed in certain U.S. locations. Not recommended for planting. Aggressively self-seeds and its spreading rhizomes can be weedy and difficult to remove.  It is very common in disturbed areas.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Spider mites can be a problem in some areas.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#yellow#invasive#poisonous#full sun#summer#herbs#weed#yellow flowers#weedy#fragrant leaves#Noxious Weed List#disturbed areas#bright yellow
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#yellow#invasive#poisonous#full sun#summer#herbs#weed#yellow flowers#weedy#fragrant leaves#Noxious Weed List#disturbed areas#bright yellow
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tanacetum
    Species:
    vulgare
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    It was brought to the US for its medicinal purposes and its use ass an insect repellent. Flowers were used in funeral shrouds and for crafts.
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eurasia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Poisonous
    Weed
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Corymb
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Flower heads in tight composite corymbs, yellow from July to August.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are aromatic; fern-like alternate, pinnately lobed and appearing divided, with narrow, toothed segments. 6"-8" long.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Erosion
    Problems:
    Invasive Species
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    Dried leaves have been used to make teas but current uses of this plant in teas, food and medicine are almost non-existant. Thujone can be fatal in large quantities.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    thujone
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Leaves