Tanacetum vulgare L.


Sp. Pl. 844 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Introduced

Erect, simple or few-branched perennial herb 30–150 cm high; stems ribbed, glandular-pubescent when young. Leaves ovate to obovate in outline, 12–25 cm long, 3–12 cm wide, pinnatisect, with 21–29 lanceolate, dentate, concave segments, both surfaces glabrous to sparsely pubescent, glandular; petiole 0–5 cm long. Capitula 5–100, 5–9 mm diam.; involucral bracts 2–4.5 mm long, outer ones ovate, keeled, acute to subacute, inner ones oblanceolate, flat, with an obtuse laciniate hyaline apex. Florets bright yellow; outer ones tubular, rarely minutely ligulate or absent; inner ones many. Cypselas 1.2–1.8 mm long, 5-ribbed; pappus a small scarious toothed crown 0.2–0.4 mm long. Flowers spring–autumn.

Naturalised in SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Native to Europe. Not collected in Victoria since 1948.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Tanacetum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Tanacetum vulgare in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tanacetum vulgare in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain extinct introduced

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory