Taxonomy

Tanacetum vulgare | Tansy | Franclus

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Archaeophyte

Species Biology

Habitat

Roadsides, ditches and waste places, usually near houses.

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Not known

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

Quite a common garden escape or relic of cultivation. Was used both medicinally and as a pot-herb. There are claims of many medicinal uses, in the 19th century, Irish folklore suggested that bathing in a solution of tansy and salts would cure joint pain. As a herb, it was formerly used for flavouring drisheen ( black pudding).

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