Dune Tansy

(Tanacetum camphoratum)
 
Dune Tansy
Dune Tansy emerges from the dunes at Crissy Field.

Will Elder, NPS

 

Origin Of Genus Name: Tanacetum is Latin for "immorality."

Presidio Locations: Found on active coastal dunes.

Range In State: California coast.

Description: This native, perennial species has small yellow flowers forming flat-topped clusters and thick, feather-like leaves. Each leaflet has small side branches. The Dune Tansy --also known as Camphor Tansy-- is aromatic and can grow 4-16 inches high. Blooms June to August.

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Last updated: February 28, 2015

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