Common Tansy is an aromatic perennial that spreads by seed and short underground horizontal stems. It forms in dense patches and is toxic to animals.
Perennial weeds grow from root stalks year after year, spread by seeds and roots, and therefore the entire plant must be destroyed.
Classification: Noxious Weed
Stem: Several stems in a cluster, branched, up to 2 meter tall
Leaves: Alternate, deeply divided into toothed segments
Flowers: Small yellow flowers grouped into button-like heads, 1 cm wide, 20 – 200 flower heads per plant arranged in a flat topped cluster
Contact your local office to learn more:
Calgary: Red Deer:
Tel: 403-206-9900 Tel: 403-358-3339
Information compliments of Agricultural Industry, AAA Fieldmen, Environment, Health & Safety Handbook
For more information on Common Tansy, check out this fact sheet issued by the Alberta Invasive Species Council at www.abinvasives.ca – Common Tansy Fact Sheet.