Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)


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Family : Asteraceae ( Compositae) Daisy


downy perennial of waysides and disturbed land. Widespread and common throughout. Pinnately divided leaves have deeply cut lobes. Yellow flower heads, 7 to 12mm across, form flat-topped clusters up to 12cm in diameter; appear July to October conspicuous by its heads of round, flat, dull yellow flowers, Height up to 75cm. The stem is erect and leafy, about 2 to 3 feet high, grooved and angular. The leaves are alternate, much cut into, 2 to 6 inches long and about 4 inches wide. It has a very curious, and not altogether disagreeable odour, somewhat like camphor.

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