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botanical name:
Tanacetum vulgare
Tanacetum vulgare © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Tansy, Golden Buttons
synonyms:  Chrysanthemum vulgare, Chrysanthemum tanacetum, Tanacetum aubiderti
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.90m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: golden
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
description:
Short-lived herbaceous perennial with aromatic, finely divided pinnate leaves. Heads of button-like golden yellow flowers in summer.

cultivation:
Most well drained soils in sun or part shade. Not fussy.
Can be invasive.

propagation:
From seed or by division.

usage:
Once commonly used as a medicinal herb, despite being poisonous in large amounts.

other notes:
European wildflower, widely naturalised elsewhere.

pronounced: TAN-uh-SEE-tum vul-GAR-ee

All parts are toxic if ingested in fairly large quantities.
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