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Tansy

Tanacetum nuttallii




First Noted by Expedition
June 6, 1805, along the Teton River, Montana.
 

Description
Erect perennial with flat-topped clusters of bright orange-yellow, buttonlike flower heads. Leaves 4-8 in (10-20 cm) long. Flower heads 0.5 in (1.3 cm) wide. Height: 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m).
 

Habitat
Roadsides and edges of fields (escaped from gardens).
 

Range
Throughout much of North America, except Texas, South Carolina to Alabama, and Arctic.
 

Note
The fresh young leaves and flowers have been used as a substitute for sage in cooking, but given the potential toxicity of this plant, ingesting it is not recommended.

Species information from enature.com
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