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Tanacetum balsamita
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WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Introduced and escaped over much of the United States; not common in the Pacific Northwest.

Habitat: Roadsides and other waste places.

Flowers: August - September

Origin: Introduced

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Coarse, fragrant perennial, the stem 5-12 dm. tall, glabrous below but with appressed, aligned hairs above.

Leaves:

Basal leaves elliptic or broadly oblanceolate with rounded teeth, the blade 10-25 cm. long and 2.5-8 cm. wide, with a petiole of similar length; cauline leaves smaller and sessile; leaves silky when young, becoming glabrate.

Flowers:

Basal leaves elliptic or broadly oblanceolate with rounded teeth, the blade 10-25 cm. long and 2.5-8 cm. wide, with a petiole of similar length; cauline leaves smaller and sessile; leaves silky when young, becoming glabrate.

Fruits:

Achenes sub-terete, 10-ribbed.

Accepted Name:
Tanacetum balsamita L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 845. 1753. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Balsamita major Desf.
Chrysanthemum balsamita (L.) Baillon [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Tanacetum balsamita in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Tanacetum balsamita checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Tanacetum balsamita atlas page.

CalPhotos: Tanacetum balsamita photos.

USDA Plants: Tanacetum balsamita information.

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