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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.

Common Names

EnglishCommon Tansy


SpeciesTanacetum vulgare

How to Identify

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

Common Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) - Champ des Possibles - 2022-08-13

Where and 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 - x - x
Champ des Possibles - x - -
Parc Bernard-Landry - - x -
Parc de la Frayère - x - -

Where and when a species has been observed, identified, and recorded.

Last updated on 2024-03-14. 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.