Tanacetum vulgare, Chrysanthemum vulgare, SE: Renfana, DE: Rainfarn,
NL: Boerenwormkruid, UK: Tansy

Scientific name:  Tanacetum vulgare L.
Synonym name:  Chrysanthemum vulgare (L.) Bernh.
Swedish name:  Renfana, munkrenfana, gubbaskägg, krusbladig renfana
German name:  Rainfarn
Nederlandse naam:  Boerenwormkruid
English name:  Tansy, Bitter Buttons, Cow Bitter, Mugwort, Golden Buttons
Plant Family:  Asteraceae / Compositae, Korgblommiga växter

Flowers in Sweden

Life form:  Rhizomatous perennial
Stems:  Branched, erect, often purplish-red, and dotted with glands.
Leaves:  Strongly scented, alternate, compound, pinnate, toothed, up to 12 cm
Flowers:  Yellow buttonlike
Flowering Period:  July, August, September
Fruits:  Yellowish brown achenes with short, five-toothed crowns.
Habitat:  Coast, farmland, settlements

Vilda blommor i Sverige

Derivation of the botanical name:
Tanacetum from the medieval Latin name tanazita, in turn derived from Greek athanasia, "immortality," and refers to the long-lived flowers of some species.
vulgare, Latin for "common"
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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