A very common perennial herbaceous flowering plant , which
can be found on the roadside . The flowers are very typical:
yellow with a button shape and feeling.
Tansy can grow almost everywere: in sunshine or shade , on every
kind of ground.
Tansy on the roadside
Tansy can be found on place that were first occupied
stinging nettles and giant Hogweed.
Tansy uses the nitrates more efficiently
then the stinging nettles.
Cypress spurge (1) (Euphorbia cyparissias)
spurge hawk moth (Hyles euphorbiae)
White Deadnettle (3)(Lamium album).
Henbane (4)(Hyosciamus niger)
Common tansy(5)(tanacetum vulgare)(4),
Houseleeks (6) Sempervivum
Herb Robert(7)(Geranium robertianum)
Large black sludge(8)(arion empiricorum or Arion ater)
Spring Cinquefoil (10) (Potentilla verna or Potentilla tabernaemontani)
Nettles(11) (urtica dioica)
The poison of tansy
Tansy contains a poison (thujon) that has a strong bitter taste.
This poison kills very effectivly internal parasites, especially
Tansy is eaten by sheeps and cows but avoided by horses,
because of its bitter taste.
Tansy can cause dermatitis by contacting the leaves.
Common tansy gets on meter high. It flowers during the whole.
The flowers of common Tansy have the shape and feeling of buttons
Mother nature between the sheets!
Give youre pillows a taste of parfume by
placing some leaves between them.
You can use these leaves: