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Common Tansy Tanacetum vulgare

Common Tansy is an introduced, invasive plant, native to Europe and Asia. Leaves are arranged alternatively, finely compound. Flowers are button-like and yellow, blooming in mid August. Leaves and flowers are toxic.


Flores > Asterales > Asteraceae

Names in different Languages

EnglishCommon Tansy
SpanishTanaceto, Tansi

How to Identify

The button-like, yellow flowers are the best characteristic to identify this flower.

Where When to Spot

It is an invasive plant and can be seen blooming in almost every park along pathways in mid, end August.

Belvédère Outremont 0 1 0 1
Champ des Possibles 0 4 0 0
Parc Bernard-Landry 0 0 1 0
Parc de la Frayère 0 1 0 0
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Number of times a species has been observed, identified, and recorded. A species is reported only once per visit to a park.

Photos of Common Tansy

Videos of Common Tansy

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Last updated on 2023-06-20. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.