Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Sch.Bip.


Perennial herb to 60 cm tall, aromatic, hairy. Stems erect, much-branched. Leaves once or twice divided, to 8 cm long, primary segments to 3.5 cm long and ovate to elliptic, petiolate. Capitula 5-25 in corymbs, to 2 cm across; summer. Ray florets white. Achenes about 1.5 mm long. Pappus a minute lobed crown. [Matricaria parthenium L., Chrysanthemum parthenium (L.) Bernh., Pyrethrum parthenium (L.) Sm.]

SE Europe, Caucasus


T. corymbosum (L.) Sch. Bip. from E Europe is an erect perennial herb with once divided leaves, radiate capitula in corymbs and white ray florets. [Chrysanthemum corymbosum L., Pyrethrum corymbosum (L.) Willd.]

Source: Lawson, L.; Spencer, R. (2002). Dahlia. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Tanacetum parthenium 'Golden Moss'

A carpet-forming variant with mossy yellowish leaves.

Tanacetum parthenium 'Snowball'

Flowers creamy white with a pompom form.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Asterales
family       Asteraceae
genus        Tanacetum L.