Cultivating History

Scientific Name: Tanacetum vulgare L.

Family: Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Common name: Common Tansy

Description: Erect perennial herb with long rhizomes flowering in August-September.

Range and Habitat: Native of Europe and naturalized in North America in roadsides, meadows and waste areas.

In Porcher’s time… tansy was used as a tonic and cordial for the treatment of worms.

See the historical entry on this plant as it appears in Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests

See the contemporary entry on this plant as it appears in the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database