Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Feverfew - Tanacetum parthenium   (L.) Schultz Bipontinus
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Author(L.) Schultz Bipontinus
DistributionCollected 4 times in the Piedmont and Mountains. The first collections were both from 1891 and merely gave town names -- no indication of cultivation or escape. Specimens from Union County in 1965 and Alleghany County in 2010 were definitely escapes.

Native of Europe; in N.A. most of southern Canada and the U.S., except absent from ND to TX and the Deep South.
AbundanceVery rare.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting June-September.
IdentificationWith its white rays and deep yellow disks, it recalls a very small-flowered Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare). But the leaves are very different --bipinnately dissected into blunt segments; and each plant has several dozen heads. See also the genus Anthemis for other similar plants.
Taxonomic CommentsA synonym is Chrysanthemum parthenium.

Other Common Name(s)Feather-leaf Tansy
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Global RankGNR
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