Common name: Tansy
Tanacetum vulgare L. APNI*
Description: Erect perennial, to 1.2 m high, unbranched or sparsely branched, ribbed, glandular-pubescent.
Leaves ovate to obovate, to 25 cm long and 12 cm wide, pinnatisect with concave toothed segments, glabrous to sparsely pubescent, gland dotted; petiole to 5 cm long.
Heads numerous, 5–9 mm diam.; involucral bracts c. 4 mm long, herbaceous with pale scarious margins, outer ovate, ± keeled, inner oblanceolate, flat, obtuse with torn hyaline apices. Outer florets tubular, bright yellow, rarely minutely ligulate. Disc florets bright yellow.
Achenes 1.2–1.8 mm long, with 5 ribs, glandular; pappus a minute toothed crown.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows as a sporadic garden escape, south from Uralla area. Native of Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *NWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *S.A.
Text by E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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