West Highland Flora

Tansy


Tanacetum vulgare

 

Tanacetum vulgare

Photo Carl Farmer
(26 Jul 2004 Dingwall)
Total inflorescence 10x11 cm

Found here and there on roadsides and in formerly cultivated ground near old dwellings.

Flowerhead diameter c 7-11 mm.  Plants normally 30-100 cm tall.

ID: Leaves pinnate, the lower ones with segments again nearly pinnate to base, all with segments deeply cut or toothed.  Flowerheads yellow, button-like, in flat-topped groups, no ray florets.

Other features: Leaves strongly scented.

 

Tanacetum vulgare

Photo Carl Farmer
(26 Jul 2004 Dingwall)
Low central flower c 8.5 mm across

  Tanacetum vulgare

Photo Carl Farmer
(26 Jul 2004 Dingwall)
Stem c 4 mm wide

 

Tanacetum vulgare

Photo Carl Farmer
(7 Sep 2001 Berwick-upon-Tweed)

Dwarf form on sand.


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