Tanacetum parthenium

Scientific name: Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Sch. Bip.
Botanical family: ASTERACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • altamiza

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Perennial and suffruticose herb, aromatic, up to 1 m high.  Leaves ovate to oblong-ovate, ca. 12 cm long, lower ones pinnate and pinnatisect, upper ones broadly pinnati-divided; segments 2 to 3 pairs, dentate, obtuse.  Small heads numerous, up to 2 cm in diameter; disc yellow; flowers radiate, white.







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