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Kingdom  Plantae
Subfamily  Asteroideae
Scientific name  Tanacetum
Rank  Genus
Order  Asterales
Tribe  Anthemideae
Higher classification  Daisy family
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Lower classifications  Tansy, Feverfew, Tanacetum balsamita, Pyrethum daisy, Dalmatian pellitory
Similar  Feverfew, Yarrow, Comfrey, Chrysanthemum, Oxeye daisy

Feverfew herb tanacetum parthenium

Tanacetum is a genus of about 160 species of flowering plants in the aster family, Asteraceae, native to many regions of the Northern Hemisphere. They are known commonly as tansies. The name tansy can refer specifically to Tanacetum vulgare, which may be called the common tansy or garden tansy for clarity.


Tanacetum vulgare

Other familiar species include costmary (T. balsamita) and feverfew (T. parthenium).

Tansies are mainly perennial herbs, but some are annuals and subshrubs. Some are a few centimeters tall and some reach 1.5 meters. They vary in form, with one or more branching stems growing erect or prostrate, usually from rhizomes. They are hairy to hairless in texture, and most are aromatic. The leaves are alternately arranged, the blades sometimes borne on petioles. They are usually deeply lobed and may have toothed edges. Most species have flowers in loose or dense inflorescences. The flower has layers of distinct phyllaries around its base and may be flat to hemispheric in shape. The flower has many yellow disc florets, sometimes over 300. Some species have ray florets in shades of yellow, or white with yellowish bases. Some species lack true ray florets but have flat yellowish disc florets that look like rays. The fruit is a ribbed, glandular cypsela, usually with a pappus on the end.

Common tansy identification of the wisconsin invasive species tanacetum vulgare

Selected species

Species include:

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  • Tanacetum abrotanifolium (L.) Druce
  • Tanacetum abrotanoides
  • Tanacetum achilleifolium (M. Bieb.) Sch. Bip.
  • Tanacetum alatavicum
  • Tanacetum argenteum (Lam.) Willd.
  • Tanacetum atkinsonii (C.B.Clarke) Kitam.
  • Tanacetum balsamita L. – costmary
  • Tanacetum bipinnatum (L.) Sch. Bip. – Lake Huron tansy, camphor tansy
  • Tanacetum camphoratum Less. – dune tansy
  • Tanacetum cinerariifolium (Trevir.) Sch. Bip. – Dalmatian insect-flower, Dalmatian pyrethrum
  • Tanacetum coccineum (Willd.) Grierson – garden pyrethrum, painted daisy, Persian insect-flower
  • Tanacetum corymbosum (L.) Sch. Bip. – scentless feverfew, corymbflower tansy
  • Tanacetum densum (Labill.) Sch. Bip.
  • Tanacetum falconeri
  • Tanacetum ferulaceum (Sch. Bip.) Walp.
  • Tanacetum haradjanii (Rech. f.) Grierson
  • Tanacetum kaschgarianum
  • Tanacetum krylovianum
  • Tanacetum macrophyllum (Waldst. & Kit.) Sch. Bip. – rayed tansy
  • Tanacetum microphyllum DC.
  • Tanacetum niveum
  • Tanacetum parthenifolium (Willd.) Sch. Bip.
  • Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Sch. Bip. – feverfew
  • Tanacetum pinnatum
  • Tanacetum polycephalum
  • Tanacetum poteriifolium (Nordm.) Grierson
  • Tanacetum praeteritium (Horw.) Heywood
  • Tanacetum ptarmiciflorum (Webb) Sch. Bip. – dusty-miller, silver-lace
  • Tanacetum pulchrum
  • Tanacetum richterioides
  • Tanacetum santolina
  • Tanacetum scopulorum
  • Tanacetum tanacetoides
  • Tanacetum tatsienense
  • Tanacetum vulgare L. – common tansy, garden tansy, golden-buttons

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