L., Sp. Pl. 844 (1753).
Synonymy: Chrysanthemum vulgate (L.)Bernh., Syst. Verz. Pflanz. Erfurt 144 (1800).
, Chrysanthemum vulgare, Tanacetum boreale, Tanacetum huronense
Common name: Tansy.
Herbs with whitish tomentum; glandular hairs often present; leaves alternate, flat, usually dentate to pinnatisect.
Capitula usually radiate and heterogamous, solitary or in panicles, never aggregated in compound heads; involucral bracts herbaceous to partially scarious, free or cormate at the base, imbricate in'2-5 series; receptacle fiat to slightly convex, naked or minutely scaly; ray florets uniseriate, ligulate, female or sterile, rarely absent; disk florets bisexual, tubular with short corolla lobes; anthers never tailed at the base; style branches short, without sterile appendages; style more or less bulbous with a ring of hairs just below the branches.
Achenes all similar, ribbed or with wing-like ridges; pappus of scales or absent.
Ross-Craig (1961) Drawings Brit. Pl. 16:t. 13.
16 genera, mostly restricted to Africa; 1 genus native to Australia.
S.Aust.: EP, SL, SE. N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas. Native to Europe.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
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