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Tanacetum parthenium [= Chrysanthemum parthenium, Matricaria parthenium]

Feverfew

Scientific Name:

Tanacetum parthenium [= Chrysanthemum parthenium, Matricaria parthenium]

Genus:

Tanacetum

Species Epithet:

parthenium

Common Name:

Feverfew

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

Not Native to US

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Disturbed areas. Rare in the NC Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

Native of Europe introduced in the US.

Blooms

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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