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Feverfew

Tanacetum parthenium

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Clusters of daisy-like flowers on leafy stems, short wide rays. Individual flowers up to 2.5cm wide.
Fruit:
Seeds, ripening in August and September.
Leaves:
Feathery 1 to 2-pinnate leaves, often yellowish-green.
Maximum Size:
50cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves and flowers are both edible. Tea can be made from the dried flowers. It contains vitamins A and C, and is a source of Iron and Niacin. Be careful with this flower as the fresh leaves can cause allergies in some people, leaving dermatitis and mouth ulcers if eaten.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Fragrant.
Other Names:
Ague Plant, Bachelor's Buttons, Bride's Buttons, Devil Daisy, Featherfew, Featherfoil, Feather-fully, Febrifuge Plant, Flirtwort, Maids, Maid's Weed, Maithes, Midsummer Daisy, Missouri Snakeroot, Mother-herb, Nosebleed, Pale Maids, Pellitory, Prairie Dock, Rainfarn, Santa Maria, Vetter-voo, Wild Chamomile.
Habitats:
Farmland, gardens, grassland, lawns, meadows, roadsides, scrub, walls, wasteland, woodland.